I kind of hate that everybody’s referring to the new The Crow movie as a remake. Unless the lead character’s name is Eric Draven and he’s a rock star who dies and comes back to avenge his death, it’s really more of a sequel/reboot. Still, I guess calling it a remake makes it so that people unfamiliar with the franchise won’t feel intimidated for not having seen the first four films (only one of which was good). I love the original Crow, and it’s technically already kind of been remade on TV with that Crow TV series, Stairway to Heaven (with Mark Dascascos playing Draven), but I really feel like it should be left alone. Sure, people say that about a lot of remakes…but how many original movies had the lead die during production?
Anywho, producer Ryan Kavanaugh chatted with io9 and offered up some interesting tidbits on the remake/reboot, including:
“He’ll have makeup, but it will be different. The best way to compare it is the first Batman and Batman Begins. In terms of their look and feel and character.”
Don’t even get me started on how every superhero movie is not a Batman Begins.
“It’s really a whole relaunch of the franchise, much more of a dark superhero type. We’re just relaunching it and making it with a much more present day character, someone more relatable to everybody. It will be an actor you’ve heard of, yes. We’re not ruling anything out. We’re looking at both, with the very well known and the ‘very talented but they may not be quite there yet’.”
“More of a dark superhero” than the original Crow? Hmmmm…well, as long as they keep EVERYONE who had anything to do with Crow 4 out of this one, I’ll be happy to see it!