The first thought to the remake of The Crow is “why”. The first has a special place in a lot of people’s hearts. It was Brandon Lee’s last role, which ended tragically. It was also very, very 90s; from the aesthetics to the moody rock music. The star of the remake, Luke Evans, had some words to ease our minds.
“We just want to be as authentic and loyal to the original comic and that means the story will be different. It will be different[from] what people are expecting. It’s not about ripping off the Brandon Lee movie. That stands alone as a piece of brilliant cult film and a great performance. But we’re going back to the book, the original book and that’s exciting because we’re bringing to the screen a lot of parts of the story that were never really told. It’s our chance to do it differently, but as loyal and respectful of the original storyline as we possible can.”
Something not really known is that The Crow was based on a comic book. And much like Dredd, the remake will focus more on the source material rather than the original movie. And like my example (that had its creator involved) The Crow comic creator James O’Barr is on board to consult.
Filming for The Crow begins this year.