It has been over twenty years since Brandon Lee lost his life while filming The Crow. And with news that the remake is seemingly back on, Alex Proyas (director of the 1994 original) took to Facebook to make a case for why the property should just be left alone and remain a tribute to Lee’s memory. It would seem that a great deal of fans agreed with him. But that has not stopped the studio from attempting to move ahead.
There was only one Brandon Lee,” Proyas says in his post. “Every time they try to remake THE CROW I am saddened they have so little respect for Brandon and his legacy. Can’t they for once leave something alone? We finished the movie to honour his memory. Because his family wanted it to be finished. It is and will always and forever be his movie. Not my movie, not anyone’s… Brandon’s. That is as it should be.”
Corin Hardy (The Hallow) has been tapped to direct and Jason Momoa is expected to take on the starring role. Jack Huston was on board to headline prior to that but backed out. And before that, Luke Evans was expected to star.
It seems not all that long ago that we were reporting that the remake of The Crow was on hold indefinitely. Then, in 2015, it was revealed that the project was expected to shoot in the back half of this year.
The production has already had its fair share of woes, losing two different actors who were attached to play the lead role and experiencing a series of false starts.