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The highly anticipated remake of 'The Crow' will soon soar into production.

"Things are moving ahead very aggressively, with the aim of doing the film this year," producer, Edward Pressman, told MTV News.

This should come as great news to fans of the cult fave who've been getting antsy since it was first announced last November that 'Blade' director, Stephen Norrington, was set to helm his script of the reboot and then, things seemed to stall. The highly anticipated remake of 'The Crow' will soon soar into production.

"Things are moving ahead very aggressively, with the aim of doing the film this year," producer, Edward Pressman, told MTV News.

This should come as great news to fans of the cult fave who've been getting antsy since it was first announced last November that 'Blade' director, Stephen Norrington, was set to helm his script of the reboot and then, things seemed to stall.


Then, in February, Norrington told Mania.com that "the producer and visual effects people [were] crunching numbers," and now, according to Pressman, casting announcements are imminent -- they're out to a "major actor" -- and production is slated to start later this year, with a projected release date of early 2011.

This version will not only boast a new look, thanks to illustrations from 'Avatar' production designer Rob Stromberg, it will also see the Crow become an actual "creature...it's not just a bird. It's got a personality and a character [and has] a more active role in the story" says Pressman.

1994's movie, based on the graphic novel by James O'Barr, had an avid following before it even hit theaters because of what had happened on set. The film's star, 28 year-old Brandon Lee (son of martial arts icon, Bruce Lee), was accidentally killed while filming a scene when he was shot with a shell from a gun that was supposed to have been filled with blanks. There were eight days left to shoot.

'The Crow' grossed more than $50 million in the U.S. and remains a cult favorite the world over.