Proyas: Don’t Remake the Crow, You Bastards!

Okay, so maybe he didn’t use the words “bastards”, but I’m sure that’s what the outspoken director was thinking when he recently reiterated his stance against the proposed remake of “The Crow”. The 1994 original starred Brandon Lee in his biggest and last role, in which he died during filming. The remake by Stephen Norrington (of “Blade” fame and “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” infamy) would be a grungier, more “realistic” version, whatever the hell that means.

Proyas tells Digital Spy:

“I have nothing to do with the remake of The Crow. That’s other people involved with that and I wouldn’t even dream of remaking the movie, because as far as I’m concerned that’s Brandon Lee’s movie and that’s why I finished the movie – in memory of Brandon. That’s the only reason I finished it actually.

“So the whole notion of remaking it, to me, is just ridiculous and I’d have nothing to do with it, as I’ve had nothing to do with any of the sequels or the TV show or any of that stuff.”

The franchise has all but been killed off by a series of silly and increasingly pointless sequels, with the last one starring Edward Furlong. Yes, Edward Frakkin’ Furlong. I shit you not. Now the guys holding the rights to The Crow are setting their sights on a reboot, because, hell, there’s still blood to be squeeze out of this ‘ere stone, boys!

Below: Someone got the bright idea to hire Edward Furlong as the Crow. Because nothing says “mysterious and cool” like Edward Furlong in crow make-up.



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  • Enrique Dos Santos

    Please, dont, have an ounce of respect, its not like is the best movie in the world but they already smeared the franchise so much that is pointless, whats next a saturday morning cartoon?!

    • Midnightchaos25

      I agree The original Crow was the best and was Brandon Lee’s best work.And what do that want to do make it more realistic have they ever read the graphic novels of the crow they are dark and they say they don’t want it to have a gothic edge.How is that possible? The Crow was Brandon Lee and he did a great job.That film is his Legacy and its poetic he died making it before getting married which was like eric draven which makes the film so popular in some senses. The other films failed in comparrison the director who orignally did the crow managed to keep somewhat to the vision of the graphic novel.

  • Enrique Dos Santos

    Please, dont, have an ounce of respect, its not like is the best movie in the world but they already smeared the franchise so much that is pointless, whats next a saturday morning cartoon?!

    • Midnightchaos25

      I agree The original Crow was the best and was Brandon Lee’s best work.And what do that want to do make it more realistic have they ever read the graphic novels of the crow they are dark and they say they don’t want it to have a gothic edge.How is that possible? The Crow was Brandon Lee and he did a great job.That film is his Legacy and its poetic he died making it before getting married which was like eric draven which makes the film so popular in some senses. The other films failed in comparrison the director who orignally did the crow managed to keep somewhat to the vision of the graphic novel.

  • Angelmci01

    I completely agree, any remake of the Crow would be in poor taste. That WAS Brandon’s movie, and if there is any respect at all left in Hollywood (which I doubt) they won’t make the “re-boot.” By the way, is it just me, or does Edward Furlong look like Paul Stanley from Kiss in the above pic?

  • Angelmci01

    I completely agree, any remake of the Crow would be in poor taste. That WAS Brandon’s movie, and if there is any respect at all left in Hollywood (which I doubt) they won’t make the “re-boot.” By the way, is it just me, or does Edward Furlong look like Paul Stanley from Kiss in the above pic?

  • Trinity

    Besides Brandon Lee’s amazing performance and -sad but true- tragic death, there are many reasons that make The Crow an excellent movie. It’s a timeless movie, that doesn’t make you roll your eyes and think “well those were the 90′s”, it has an aesthetic that can be appreciated even for non-gothic people, a kickass soundtrack and above all, raw violence. The villains of this movie are without an exception vile creatures who truly deserve their ultimate fate, and Eric Draven gives them exactly what they should have. The sequels already sucked so why bother? It’s a disrespect to all the people who love this movie, and above all to Brandon Lee.

  • Trinity

    Besides Brandon Lee’s amazing performance and -sad but true- tragic death, there are many reasons that make The Crow an excellent movie. It’s a timeless movie, that doesn’t make you roll your eyes and think “well those were the 90′s”, it has an aesthetic that can be appreciated even for non-gothic people, a kickass soundtrack and above all, raw violence. The villains of this movie are without an exception vile creatures who truly deserve their ultimate fate, and Eric Draven gives them exactly what they should have. The sequels already sucked so why bother? It’s a disrespect to all the people who love this movie, and above all to Brandon Lee.

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    Never even knew there was an Edward Furlong Crow movie. I did watch the one with the french guy in it. The 2nd one i think.