That Crow Lawsuit? Done. The Remake? Free and Clear to Happen. Yay?


Brandon Lee in The Crow (1994) Movie ImageLast we heard, an impending lawsuit over “The Crow” franchise between Relativity and the Weinstein Company had shut down the former’s attempts to get a “Crow” remake made. This was just the latest in a long line of signs by the Gods that Hollywood should not remake the movie. (Losing a director amd losing multiple would-be stars were some of the other hints.)

Well that lawsuit has now been cleared, with, we guess, money changing hands between the studio. As a result, the remake is now back on track, with “21 Weeks Later’ director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo still attached to direct. The film, though, is still minus a leading man.

Obviously Relativity still intends to remake the film, or else they wouldn’t have settled out of court with TWC over the property. This means, of course, that regardless of how you feel about the remake, it’s going to happen sooner or later, probably with Fresnadillo directing. Probably.

I still see no point in remaking “The Crow”. Instead, they should just make another movie, with a new hero, and continue the franchise, the way they’ve been doing since the 1994 movie. That way, you’re not defiling the Brandon Lee original. It’s not like most people even remember there were “Crow” sequels, after all.

Via : Variety

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  • Marc Ohhhh

    DAMN IT.

    • Chris

      My sentiments exactly :/ .

  • Dedpool

    I’m not against a new Crow film, I’m against a retelling of Eric Draven’s story!!!! We had a very good version of that in the tv show “Crow:Stairway to Heaven.” The thing that makes this mythology and franchise great and very flexible is that the Crow avatar can be different with each iteration. The make up doesn’t even have to be the same everytime. That was a very bad convetion thatthe films added. At least with “Stairway to Heaven” they made the transformation part of the supernatural ressurection. When Eric’s emotions got the better of him or when he had to fight to save someone the change occured. In the comics different people have used different make up. Sometimes similar sometimes wholey different. In “The Crow: Flesh and Blood” comic the female protagonist paints a crow on her face with the wings covering the eyes and the tail the nose. it looked very cool. I say change some of the conventions or explain them. if you want every avatar to have the same make up explain why they are compelled to make it look that way (ancient native american face paint for vengeance or something), set it in a different time, change the sex or race of the protagonist. Make it a mystery, have us find out what happened as they do. AND CAST WELL!!!