A reboot of the cult hit dark fantasy film The Crow has been lingering in development for a while now, but the original film’s director has some choice words about the project.
In an interview with Collider, Alex Proyas was asked about the upcoming reboot, which has shed more than a few directors and stars over the past couple of years. The project has been through some false starts, and though Corin Hardy (The Hallows) is reportedly attached to direct, Relativity’s bankruptcy has put it on the back burner yet again. There’s also the fact that would-be star Jack Huston has yet to be replaced, meaning the title role is apparently still vacant.
Proyas said he would prefer Hollywood leave well enough alone, noting that the original film holds a special place in cinema history due to the tragic death of original star Brandon Lee while shooting the film.
Here’s an excerpt from his comment:
“You know, I’ve moved on and I just feel like it’s… 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. I know every few years you hear about it a remake and it never really comes to fruition.”
Do you think we need a new Crow? Is Proyas right, and this one should stay in development hell?