Update on the Crow Remake: It Still Sounds Like a Really Bad Idea

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Producer Edward Pressman, who I personally blame for killing all the goodwill that the original “Crow” created with one shitty sequel after another, recently gave an update to MTV about the progress of Stephen Norrington’s “Crow” reboot. I’ll get it out of the way first: I don’t think they should be remaking “The Crow”, and the more I hear about Norrington’s ideas, the more I become adamant that this is a very, very bad idea. But hey, they’re doing it anyway (because, you know, squeezing blood from dried up hunks of stones is apparently one of Edward Pressman’s favorite pastimes), so I must report on it.

According to Pressman, the film has made an offer to a “major actor”, but he won’t say who. They expect to start shooting very soon, with the film set in the southwest, around the Mexico/Arizona area, before moving to cities in the north, middle or eastern America. This is a major detour from the first four movies, which picked a city and stuck with it.

Pressman also seems keen on continuing to press home (ahem) the point about just how different writer/director Norrington’s reboot will be from Alex Proyas’s 1994 original in terms of style, tone, and visuals. Yeah, because obviously the 1994 version was inadequate in those three areas, right, Edward?

At one point, producer Edward Pressman thought Eddie Furlong would make a great Crow. The kid from T2. Yup.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3RSRMMTMT22UPOXNKTWX5CEL64 Hangman's Joke

    I've said it before and I'll say it again I dread and hate the idea of this, “major actor” yeah it's probably going to be the homo from Twilight(going to catch flak from all the fangirls and boys but I don't care). Ugh I can already imagine the shitty emo soundtrack it will make The Crow: Salvation look like a work of art.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Okay I love the Crow. I mean I love it. The first film, the original Comic, and some of the subsequent ones as well. I also really liked the tv show “Stairway to heaven,” even though it was a reimaging of the original story and it was very interesting. I liked the introduction of the female Crow, the Snakes etc. I hated most of the sequels, but actually liked “Salvation” because it took a few chances, like the scars instead of the paint, the short hair, no leather trench, AND he didn't even know who he was after at first (though it was glaringly obvious). “City of Angels” and “Wicked Prayer” the last which was actually based on a very good Crow novel, were horrible and tried too much to be copies of the original. “Wicked Prayer” had a good set up but bad cast, and execution. speaking of that piece of crap, “They expect to start shooting very soon, with the film set in the southwest, around the Mexico/Arizona area, before moving to cities in the north, middle or eastern America. This is a major detour from the first four movies, which picked a city and stuck with it.” True except for “Wicked Prayer” which was in a small town on a reservation, which could have been the perfect set up for some great storytelling and action but NOOOOOO!

    Anyway I dont think this should be made but since it is itreally shouldn't be called a reboot, nor a reimagining, nor a sequel. Just another Crow story. The only constant in the series is the Bird itself. Not the make up, not the look, but the bird, ressurection, and vengeance. In the comic “Dead Time” starring the first female crow, her make up is in the shape of a bird, with the wings covering her eyes, and the tail on her nose. Mis things up but give me something a little familliar. Hell a futuristic Crow film, or a story about the FIRST Crow ever maybe back in some native american village would be awesome. I've written a Crow story and I'm actually working on another now. It's a greta franchise but it's gone stale and if done right could be awesome again, but I don't this is gonna be it.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3RSRMMTMT22UPOXNKTWX5CEL64 Hangman's Joke

    Yeah I also love Stairway to Heaven, I liked City of Angels better than Salvation I guess it's because the actor talked way too damn much. I just found it boring the scars instead of the make-up was an interesting set-up instead of the usual way but then again I liked the way in Stairway to Heaven it would appear on that version of Eric Draven. My major gripe with this whole thing is that why mess with a good thing why fix something that isn't broken besides the original movie isn't even 20 years old yet and it's already getting the “reboot” treatment. I can see your point of view on different ideas and concepts but I don't know if there is another The Crow movie it shouldn't have Eric Draven in it.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    No I agree about not rebooting Eric's story. That was my main point. If it's about a new character and stuff then I'm all for it if done right. I truly think that David Fincher, or Sam Raimi, or Guillermo Del Torro would've been a better choice to direct. I also agree about the transformation in “stairway to heaven” instead of the paint. It gave the facial makeup a supernatural slant and I liked it. It'd be cool if they went that direction with the movie. Make it a little more supernatural. I liked where “Wicked Prayer” was going but they dropped the ball. That's why I liked the idea of the Snakes in “Stairway,” there was an equally powerful opposing force. It's a shame the show didn't last longer.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    No I completely agree with you about a new Crow movie. That was my whole point, it shouldn't have Eric Draven in it. It should be a completely new and different story. I definitely agree with how they did the change in “Stairway to Heaven,” and it'd be cool if it could be done that way in a new movie.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    No I completely agree with you about a new Crow movie. That was my whole point, it shouldn't have Eric Draven in it. It should be a completely new and different story. I definitely agree with how they did the change in “Stairway to Heaven,” and it'd be cool if it could be done that way in a new movie.