Alex Proyas does not Cosign on The Crow Reboot

Alex Proyas director of Dark City and 1994's The Crow starring the late Brandon Lee, has always been consistent when voicing his opinions against rebooting the original cult classic since there were rumors in 2017 that Jason Mamoa would reprise the role that the son of Martial arts legend  Bruce Lee, established:

“I finished the film for Brandon – struggling through grief, along with the hugely supportive cast & crew who all loved Brandon, to complete it in his absence,” Proyas wrote. “We were imbued with the strength of Brandon’s spirit and his inspiration. Not only Brandon’s wonderful work as an actor and a film-maker, but as a man, whose humanity had touched us.”

"I really don’t get any joy from seeing negativity about any fellow filmmakers work. And I’m certain the cast and crew really had all good intentions, as we all do on any film. So it pains me to say any more on this topic, but I think the fan’s response speaks volumes.”

Proyas posted on Facebook a few days ago, along with a link to an article about the lackluster reception from The Crow reboots' trailer on YouTube. “THE CROW is not just a movie. Brandon Lee died making it, and it was finished as a testament to his lost brilliance and tragic loss. It is his legacy. That’s how it should remain.”

That said, I have seen the trailer and wasn't impressed.  

For the uninitiated, The Crow is based on James O’Barr’s comics, which was born out of tragedy when O' Barr lost his girlfriend to a drunk driver who got a slap on the wrist, while questioning the flawed judicial system. The comic debuted in 1989 and tells the story of a Rock star who is murdered, alongside his fiancee, only to be resurrected to seek vengence which Proyas' adaptation is often quoted as one of the best comicbook films ever, which it was.

This movie was dedicated and devoted to Brandon Lee posthumously and will forever be associated with the tragedy that cost him his life and his brilliant curtain call. So no,I don't see any reason why there should be a reboot and after watching the trailer,  I'm more likely to side with Mr.Proyas.

A few years back when I heard that there was a proposed reboot featuring Tom Hiddleston as Draven, I thought it was idea casting despite my skepticism of remaking a cult classic that has Lee's imprint all over it but now, my skepticism is reinforced after watching the reboot’s trailer. 

Bill Skarsgard, doesn't look like the Eric Draven we're accustomed to,  instead he looks like Dante from the DMC game which was a reboot of the first Devil May Cry. 

The setting looks too contemporary and here's Danny Huston once again as the main villain. He's a decent actor but he'll never have that charisma like Michael Wincott's Top Dollar, aside from the original 's goth atmosphere,  there was that soundtrack which  further embellished the film's worldbuilding. 

So without those ingredients,  it's gonna take more than nostalgia bait, to win fans of this reboot and by judging from the trailer, it's nothing to 
CROW about.The Lionsgate reboot of The Crow, is scheduled for release on June 7. 


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