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.