MOVIE PREVIEW – It’s time to re-shoot The Crow. Here’s everything we know about the movie so far!
Introduced in 1994, starring Brandon Lee, The Crow was soon a success, giving birth to various imitations, Halloween costumes and legends. After the tragic death of the protagonist Lee in 1993 from the shooting of a propellant that should not have been loaded, the upset audience produced various stories and theories about the senseless and sudden death, and also because Brandon Lee’s father, Bruce Lee also died unexpectedly and suddenly. Brandon Lee also trained in the martial arts and philosophy promoted by his legendary father and brought his own passion, savagery and special character to The Crow.
Based on a comic
Based on the comics of James O’Barr, the film is about the ghost of a musician who rises from the death a year after his death to avenge the brutal murder of himself and his bride that took place the night before their wedding. Due to the tragedy on the set and the spooky, frightening end result, The Crow soon became a favourite of fans and one of the defining action movies of the already forcible ’90s.
Such a horrific accidental death recently made headlines, so there is a sensitive but potentially healing period for restarting the film. The project has been in real development hell for a few years now, and the creators now associated with it are certainly committed to creating an awesome and special creation.
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The reboot is expected to follow a similar narrative trajectory as the 1994 version, with the added change being a present female supporting character. However, there is an opportunity for the film to take an even tougher gothic direction than the first, as we have since transcended the raging emo era in its recent popular culture, as well as some even more depressing and current periods. The Crow’s character has been living as a symbol of mythical and horrific death since Edgar Allen Poe, and this reboot has the potential to make that even more pronounced than the original film version.
It’s going to be hard to come up with a project that is so reminiscent of the film that came to life with her star, Brandon Lee, especially after cinematographer Helena Hutchins recently died in almost the same circumstances during the filming of Rust. The original Raven film was given by Paramount Pictures, who wanted nothing more to do with the film after the accident, and was taken over by Miramax. However, there was no unanimous positive response among fans and Brandon Lee supporters of the idea of the reboot: it provoked resentment in many.
This is where the reboot has the opportunity to do some kind of “healing” work. You can pay tribute to the 1994 version, Brandon Lee himself, the original comics and the much older and gothic story of the crow as a symbol of imminent death and oblivion. You can also promote positive safety precautions during shooting. The time will soon come when we will see exactly how this new team handles the project.
Actors and crew
In the team behind the remake, Rupert Sanders, director of the grim action films Snow White and the Hunter and Ghost in the Shell, producers Victor Hadida, Molly Hassell, John Jencks and Edward R. Pressman, and executive producer Dan Farah, The Phenomenon and director of Ready, Player One. The role of Brandon Lee is played by Bill Skarsgard, best known for his role as Pennywise in successful adaptations of Steven King films, but we recently saw the great Clark .
Few actors are currently working more resolutely on this surreal, otherworldly role, so we can fully expect Skarsgard to bring in his distinctive, special shaping into which he will put everything he can to make the best of the character. Meanwhile, English disc jockey and world star FKA Twigs (Tahliah Debrett Barnett) will play Crow’s Girlfriend and get a much bigger role in this reboot than the corresponding character in the 1994 version.
In the 1994 film, Shelley’s character had no other bow than being the tragic victim of a horrific murder and the object of The Crow’s attraction. Increasing the inclusion of a female perspective and a more active role in the reboot film will certainly improve and add elements that we may not have seen in the source material before.
When will The Crow reboot hit theaters?
The reboot was announced in Cannes in 2022 and is expected to be released this summer. Filming locations include parts of Europe. We look forward to further announcements of the production as we move forward and hope to see a final rethink of this haunting story sometime next year!