Friday, April 8, 2011

The Crow Remake Has A Director

I understand that Hollywood is on a  remake/reboot trend but for humainty's sake let some things alone.   The original 1994 The Crow starring Brandon Lee is to this day, still one of the best comic book adaptions on screen.  Just as John Woo's The Killer doesn't need a remake, neither does The Crow.  The project had seemingly died when director Stephen Norrington dropped off but apparently not as a new director has been named.   Relativity Media have officially announced that 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo will direct the remake/reboot.  Relativity released this statement: “Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is an incredibly talented and imaginative filmmaker,” says Executive Producer Tucker Tooley, "We are thrilled to have him at the helm and are excited to work with both Pressman and Apaches on what we all believe will be a compelling and innovative reimagining of The Crow.”  
     "The original Crow was groundbreaking cinema," adds prodcuer Edward R. Pressman, "Its gothic visual and musical ideas influenced a generation and cinema itself. With Juan Carlos, we have every confidence that his new Crow will have a similar impact on the contemporary audience."
      If the film does get made, I will go see it, but let's hope it's worth its celluloid and does justice to the franchise.  Brandon Lee did a phenomenal job as Eric Draven and the film is his legacy due to his untimely death.  The Crow is due in theaters in 2012.

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