Well, so much for being optimistic...
On October 31st I published a report based on a recent interview with James O'Barr, the creator of The Crow. In that interview, the writer described how he had come around on the idea of a remake, and shed some light on how involved he was with the process. This, after being a staunch critic against the idea. Suddenly, there was a feeling that this wasn't just another sad case of Hollywood beating a horse that was better left dead. I recall that as I wrote it, and as the comments began coming in, that maybe we were in store for something that could be pretty cool.
Then came this week's double-header of dodgy news, and now I think I'm ready to say, "Let it die!"
First there was the news that F. Javier Gutiérrez had left the project to focus on The Ring 3, and now this:
According to Luke Evans, himself, he may be abandoning ship as well. When asked by Den of Geek whether or not the remake was moving forward, the actor said, "It’s not, no. No at the minute The Crow is not, not for me, I think it’s a little… I mean I’m sure it’s going to go ahead at some point, but I have other projects that are greenlit and ready to go and projects that I’m very interested in and you know, I can’t wait much longer! [laughs]."
All this, after Gutiérrez and Evans had flown in at separate points, from Spain and England, to ask O'Barr for his blessing and involvement in the project. When two guys who were once so gung ho about something suddenly say, "I'm gonna step away and do something else," that's a pretty good indication that it's time to let this thing go the way of the dodo bird.
What say you?
SOURCE: Den of Geek