Mark Walhberg signs up for ‘The Crow’ remake with Nick Cave

Brandon Lee in the 1994 "The Crow"

Mark Walhberg has been approached for the lead role in a remake of the massive cult movie “The Crow”.

It is believed that Walhberg could take on the famous role of Brandon Lee in the 1994 fantasy thriller. The remake will be directed by “Blade” filmmaker Stephen Norrington and written by musician Nick Cave.

Bloody Disgusting has reported that the movie will be set in Detroit. The movie tells the tale of Eric Draven, a man brutally murdered who returns to life as an undead killer, to avenge his own death.

Wahlberg is most famously known for his role is “Boogie Nights” and “Fear”. His more recent releases include “The Other Guys” and “Date Night”. He has also become widely known as the producer of the smash hit HBO series “Entourage”. His next role will see him play the role of the Irish boxer, Mickey Ward, in “The Fighter”.