While Alex Proyas (‘Gods of Egypt’,’Dark City’) isn’t busy ripping into film critics, he is being quite vocal that he doesn’t agree that Hollywood should be rebooting his film ‘The Crow‘. Series creator James O’Barr loved the 1994 release which starred Brandon Lee who tragically lost his life during production but feels that another film which sticks more to the source material is still a good idea. Proyas completely disagrees with him and it is specifically because of Lee that he feels this way:
“I personally feel like it’s kind of unnecessary. I’ve said this many times, I’ve completed the original movie to honor Brandon and that’s the sole reason I did it. I’m happy I did it for that reason. I sort of feel like it’s his legacy and I personally don’t have a lot of time for people trying to reignite that movie in other ways. So you know, to me, this is one situation where it would be nice if Hollywood kind of left it alone and let it remain Brandon Lee’s legacy.”
Fans of the original film, myself included, have long thought that a remake was unnecessary. It was a film that was perfect for the time it was released and for being an iconic role for Brandon Lee. While it spawned some rather horrendous sequels and the true tale from the comics haven’t cinematically seen the light of day as of yet, it is a story that many feel just doesn’t need to be told as the first film has left fans completely satisfied.
I’m sure it hasn’t helped the reboot’s case that a slew of directors and leading actors have changed since the movie’s announcement as well as Relativity Media having filed for bankruptcy and being sued over the rights of the film.
Do you agree with Proyas that the movie doesn’t need to be remade even if the new one is set to stay true to the source material? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Cinema Blend