A Crow remake?

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    Crow Remake Gets Seal Of Approval From Creator
    by Brad Repka 1w ago

    James O’Barr, “The Crow” creator has given a large interview with Korsgaards Commentary where they discussed the upcoming reboot in detail. O’Barr is a consultant on the film, which is taking a different stance in their production and trying to make a film that is more accurate to the comics than other comic films:

    “[W]e’re not remaking the movie. We’re readapting the book. My metaphor is that there is a Bela Lugosi ‘Dracula’ and there’s a Francis Ford Coppola ‘Dracula’. They use the same material, but you still got two entirely different films.

    This one’s going to be closer to ‘Taxi Driver’ or a John Woo film, and I think there’s room for both of them. Part of the appeal of ‘The Crow’ comics, after all, is that they can tell very different stories.

    If you read the comic, Eric and Shelley never have their last names revealed. Hopefully, this is one area the new movie being more faithful to the comic will come into play, and Eric won’t be going by Eric Draven in the new film.

    Luke Evans may play Eric, but Brandon Lee will forever be Eric Draven… [N]o one understands that fear more than me. Brandon Lee was a friend and I’d never do anything to hurt his legacy.”

    So with the new film there is much controversy. Fans aren’t keen on the idea, and even you were against it for a while?:

    That I was. No one was more against a remake than I was. While I own the rights to the comics and the characters, the studios owned the film rights, so all those god-awful sequels they made, I got paid for them, but I never wanted anything to do with them. It was the same way initially with the production on this remake – I’m sure you know a lot of the early rumors from a few years back, it looked like a fiasco. Fans were angry, rightfully so in my opinion, and so was I.

    So what changed your mind about the remake?:

    He flew over from Spain – paid for his own flight – to talk to me. He got off the airplane, I took him to my car, and I was going to lecture him for an hour and then put him right back on the plane. I did give him the whole lecture too, no one wants this, no one wants to see a remake, that the original is sacred ground because it was Brandon Lee’s last film, that you’re committing career suicide by trying to remake that film.

    I told him all of this, he listened to every word, and then he told me ‘I don’t want to remake that film, that film is perfect as it is. I want to do your book, literally page-for-page adaptation.’ That’s what changed by mind, that it’s not a remake of the original film, or cashing in on the cult status of Brandon Lee, it’s that Guiterrez wants to go back to the source material, which if you’ve read the book and seen the film, while the movie has the right feel and the right flavor of the book, probably only 40% of the book made it into the movie.

    That got me intrigued – the idea of adapting it from page 1 and going from there, including a lot of the darker or stranger elements of the comic dropped from the original film.

    O’Barr has given Evan’s vision a thumbs up, and say that the studio is aware that they cannot afford to mess this up:

    “I think the studio understands that if they want a ‘Crow’ ‘franchise’, they have to get it right. We’re hoping to begin production later this month, and start shooting in the spring.”

    This is the 20th anniversary of the original “The Crow” film:

    It’s really incredible looking back at just what a small, personal film it was. There’s less than six seconds of CGI in the entire movie, it cost just $10 million to make, which is simply incredible given how the movie looks visually. Just lots of little touches – director Alex Proyas did absolutely brilliant work with miniatures in the movie, he used radio controlled cars or helicopters in certain scenes. It may have been made on a shoestring, but everyone involved gave 100%.

    What was it like to work with Brandon Lee:

    Incredible, at the time I remember thinking “Wow, this is Bruce Lee’s son!” but he was so much more than that. The level of physicality and charisma he brought to the role was amazing to witness, it’s still amazing to watch today. Not a lot of people realize just how hard he worked – he did all of his own fight choreography and nearly all of his own stunts, the only thing he didn’t do was falling off buildings because they wouldn’t let him. That’s without even talking about his performance – he brought the right mix of humor, pain and menace to the role.

    More than anything else, becoming friends with him, dealing with the aftermath of his death, and seeing the film that I really ever achieved closure over what happened to me. That movie is his legacy, and I’m proud that people still think of him when they think about The Crow. I’m one of them.

    James O’Barr says he has control over the film’s soundtrack which will seem to not deviate much from the gothic sound of the original film that was inspired by his own musical tastes. F. Javier Gutierrez is still currently helming the project, although there has been little to no updates on the film in a long while. I guess we will just have to wait to see.

    [Korsgaards Commentary]​
     
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    Good luck getting insurance for the lead actor.
     
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    :( he was amazing in that . no need for a remake.
     
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    after the 4th crow movie: wicked prayer i assumed he would want nothing more to do with it. i was proven wrong. One of those so bad,its good movies,with eddie furlong,david boreanis,tito ortiz,danny trejo,tara reid.A real piece of shit movie and yet hilarious.
     
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    One of life's greatest tragedies is that Brandon Lee died before Howard could ask him about the size of his cock.
     
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    say it ain't so...
     
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    visiting my elderly pop a few years ago, he wanted to show me a "badass movie" the crow, pretended like i didn't know it so he could have his fun, he was pointing out scenes & stuff. that was fun.
     
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    The Crow was a perfect movie. The second and third were complete shit.

    Poor Brandon Lee. I always get sad when I think about this movie. :(
     
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    yer a good son :console:
     
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    I agree they should not be a remake of he crow.

    here is a video of rare behind the scenes from the movie the crow



    the cast from the movie the crow remembering Brandon lee

     
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