When Brandon Lee tragically died in a freak accident on the set of the original The Crow movie, thousands of hearts were broken. Let's hope that a respectful remake can go some way to mending that heartbreak and celebrating Lee's legacy.
The new reboot originally had its sights set on Tom Hiddleston or Alexander Skarsgard for the title role, but it's modern Adonis and all-round nice guy Luke Evans who'll be donning the famous make-up.
Still, despite the influence of the original movie, director Javier Gutierrez has confirmed that the new The Crow will be a reimagining of the comics, NOT the movie:
We’re not remaking the movie, we’re readapting the book. My metaphor is that there is a Bela Lugosi Dracula and there’s a Francis Ford Coppola Dracula, they use the same material, but you still got two entirely different films.
This one’s going to be closer to Taxi Driver or a John Woo film, and I think there’s room for both of them – part of the appeal of the Crow comics after all is that they can tell very different stories after all.
Close to Taxi Driver? Aim high, Gutierrez, God loves a tryer! It's nice that The Crow has a director respectful of the story's history. He added:
Brandon Lee was a friend, and I’d never do anything to hurt his legacy. Luke Evans may play Eric, but Brandon Lee will forever be Eric Draven.
What do you think of the upcoming The Crow movie, film fans?