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Original ‘The Crow’ Director Has Concerns About Remake: ‘Brandon Lee Died Making It’

The director behind the 1994 cult hit has voiced his unease about the remake.

Alex Proyas isn’t exactly cheering for the remake of ‘The Crow,’ set for release on June 7. He points out that his concerns are not about owning the story, but more about respecting Brandon Lee’s memory. He’s recently wrote in a now-inaccessible Facebook post:

“I really don’t get any joy from seeing negativity about any fellow filmmaker’s 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 fans’ response speaks volumes.”

His comments comes in the wake of negative reactions to the remake’s first trailer, which he noted by sharing an article from Comic Book Resources discussing the backlash. Referring to the lead actor, who died due to a gun malfunction on set, the director has added:

“‘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.”

Photo Credit: Deadline

He’s Been Critical Of The New Version

The upcoming ‘The Crow’ features Bill Skarsgård in the leading role, with FKA Twigs as his fiancée, aiming to bring a new take on James O’Barr’s original graphic novel. Proyas previously also criticized the first look at Skarsgård’s character, especially poking fun at the hairstyle:

“Eric Draven’s having a bad hair day. Next reboot, thanks.”

The cast of the remake also includes Danny Huston, Isabella Wei, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila, and Jordan Bolger, under the direction of Rupert Sanders. The script comes from Zach Baylin and William Schneider.

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