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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

For years, The Crow has been a film that has remained in development hell. Directors and actors have cycled in and out of the film like passengers at Grand Central, and only recently has it started to gain some real momentum.

As of this writing, The Crow remake is set to be directed by Corin Hardy, with Aquaman star Jason Momoa set to take on the role of Eric Draven. However, after all this time, there is still one man out there who doesn’t wish for this film to be remade: Alex Proyas, the director of the original Crow film, starring Brandon Lee.

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The filmmaker recently took to Facebook to plead his case for not remaking the flick. In his message, he emphasized how much that original film was Brandon Lee’s film — the star of the flick, who was accidentally killed during its filming. Here’s what else he had to say:

THE CROW would not be a movie worth “remaking” if it wasn’t for Brandon Lee. If it wasn’t for Brandon you may never have even heard of this poignant little underground comic. It is Brandon’s movie. I believe it is a special case where Hollywood should just let it remain a testament to a man’s immense talent and ultimate sacrifice – and not have others re-write that story or add to it. I know sequels were made, and TV shows, and what have you, but the notion of “rebooting” this story, and the original character – a character Brandon gave life to at too high a cost – seems wrong to me.

“Please let this remain Brandon’s film.”

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Without a doubt, Lee’s death — which was a result of faulty props from teh prop department — is something that’s weighed on Proyas’ conscience for a while.

Given all the years the film has been in development hell, it seemed unlikely that an actual remake would ever come to fruition. But with the film’s production seeming to be right around the corner, we may very well see a new take on this film that Proyas may see as an attack on Lee’s legacy.

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SOURCE: Alex Proyas

  • Wild Dreams

    One would not be wrong for believing that all the development issues this project has had that it’s literally Brandon Lees ghost way of telling whoever thought this was a good idea to F off. This movie does not now or ever will need a remake.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      So a crow brought Brandon back from the dead to right a wrong? Sounds familiar…

      • Wild Dreams

        Sadly I can only like this once but yes that’s exactly what’s going on here !!!!

  • Ghost2020

    Let it go.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Let it go, let it go
      Can’t reboot it anymore
      Let it go, let it go
      Tried it so many times before
      I don’t care
      How much the studio will pay
      This reboot will suck
      Let’s all make this project just go away

      • Ghost2020

        [New Director slips and nearly falls into the abyss, but the original director grabs his hand]
        Original Director: Junior, give me your other hand! I can’t hold on!
        New Director: [reaching for the Reboot of The Crow] I can get it. I can almost reach it, Dad…
        Original Director: New Director.
        [surprised, ND looks up at his father]
        Original Director: Indiana… let it go.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.