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Hugh Jackman Initially Feared His First X-Men Movie Would Bomb

A decade is a lifetime in the film industry – and two decades is enough to reshape the landscape as we know it.

Take the comic book movie genre as an example. Back in 1997, the industry was still reeling from the disappointment of Batman Returns, and aside from The Crow and Blade, comic book movies struggled to gain much traction. How times change.

By 2017, the likes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Warner’s fledgling DC Extended Universe have become industries of their own, and tend to pump out two-to-three blockbusters (see: Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League) with each year that passes. That breathless output will seemingly continue long into the 2020s, given we recently learned that Disney has closed a deal to acquire Fox’s entertainment assets, thereby leaving the door open for the X-Men (and Fantastic Four! and Deadpool!) to join Marvel’s ever-evolving universe. Talk about greatness from small beginnings.
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Why Is Director Alex Proyas Against the Remake of The Crow?

Recently we shared a piece of artwork courtesy of actor Jason Momoa that was said to be related to the upcoming remake of The Crow with director Corn Hardy (The Nun) at the helm. Well, I guess the remake is coming along – currently titled The Crow Reborn – as the original film’s director, Alex […]

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Original Crow Director Wants the Remake Shut Down

Original Crow Director Wants the Remake Shut Down
After years of delays, the long-awaited reboot of The Crow is finally moving forward, with production starting in early 2018. Jason Momoa is set to star as Eric Draven, under the direction of Corin Hardy, but filmmaker Alex Proyas, who directed the original 1994 adaptation of The Crow, doesn't think this should happen. The filmmaker recently took to social media to deliver an impassioned plea about why he thinks this Crow reboot should be shut down, since he thinks The Crow is still Brandon Lee's movie.

"I was privileged to know Brandon Lee, he was a young, immensely gifted actor with a great sense of humour and a bright future ahead of him. I was also privileged to have been able to call him a friend. Our working relationship as actor/director went beyond mere collaboration. We crafted a movie together which has touched many people. I did not take a
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Alex Proyas Offers a Heartfelt Message as to Why The Crow Should Not Be Remade

As many of you know, a remake of The Crow has been in and out of development for years. The movie is actually moving into production now with director Corin Hardy (The Hallow, The Nun) at the helm and Aquaman star Jason Momoa in the lead role.

The remake is said to be more of a closer adaptation to the comic from James O'Barr. We've been told time and time again that it's not going to be a remake of director Alex Proyas' film. It's going to be a film made directly from the source material. But everyone has their own opinion of what that all means.

Well, Alex Proyas is 100% against the new Crow movie and he took to his Facebook page to speak out against it in a heartfelt message explaining why the film shouldn't happen. The reasoning behind his opinion is the legacy of Brandon Lee,
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‘The Crow’ Director Alex Proyas Speaks Out Against Reboot

In the early ‘90s, director Alex Proyas was set to make his feature film debut on the film “The Crow,” based on a little unknown indie comic book. He signed up-and-coming star Brandon Lee to take the lead as Eric Draven, a dead musician brought back to life to avenge the murder of his girlfriend. “The Crow” was supposed to be the big launching pad for both Proyas and Lee.

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Alex Proyas Doesn’t Want ‘The Crow’ To Be Remade

Alex Proyas, the director of the very first big-screen outing of The Crow, has been speaking of the plans for the reboot with filmmaker Corin Hardy at the helm and Jason Momoa in the title role. The Crow Reborn is currently in development over at Sony Pictures and will roll into production next year, but it seems that Proyas doesn’t want the film to be remade. His reasons are simple; he doesn’t want the new film to tarnish the memory of Brandon Lee, who was tragically killed near the end of production on the 1994 movie. The filmmaker took to his Facebook page, and here’s what he had to say:

The Crow would not be a movie worth “remaking” if it wasn’t for Brandon Lee. If it wasn’t for Brandon you may never have even heard of this poignant little underground comic. It is Brandon’s movie.
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Alex Proyas on why he doesn't think The Crow should be remade

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A remake/reboot/reimagining/regurgitation of Alex Proyas' The Crow has been in the works for a number of years but has almost always found itself hitting a wall before production could begin. The latest attempt at bringing The Crow back to life was being set up at Relativity Media and that project experienced a revolving door of actors set to play Eric Draven, including Luke Evans and Jack... Read More...
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Director Alex Proyas Posts Heartfelt Plea For The Crow To Be Left Alone

Though it recently found a home at Sony Pictures, The Crow reboot (not titled The Crow Reborn) has endured a notoriously difficult spell in development.

Directors have come and gone in what has quickly become one of Hollywood’s better-known revolving doors, but there is light at the end of the tunnel: Corin Hardy (The Nun) and Justice League‘s Jason Momoa are now poised to direct and star, respectively.

It’s still early, early days, mind you, but if Alex Proyas has his way, The Crow reboot will languish deep in the bowels of development hell in perpetuity. Per Facebook (with a tip of the hat to Bloody Disgusting), Proyas delivered a lengthy plea in which he claims that the idea of a rebooting The Crow – or continuing the series in any way that detracts from Brandon Lee’s legacy – “seems wrong.”

I was privileged to know Brandon Lee – he was a young,
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Movie News: Jason Momoa Teases 'Crow' Reboot; 'Transformers' Spin-off Gets New Title

The Crow Reborn: Last we heard, the attachment of Jason Momoa (above in Justice League) to star in a new version of James O'Barr's graphic novel The Crow was up in the air, as was the possible participation of director Corin Hardy. But now Momoa has shared a social media post (below) mentioning Hardy: "I've been waiting for sooooo long … let’s do this brother." Sony has agreed to distribute the movie, which will reportedly feature a more faithful adaptation of the source material. [Arrow in the Head] I’ve been waiting for sooooo long. @corinhardy let’s do this brother aloha j A post shared by Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) on Nov 12, 2017 at 7:51am Pst Bumblebee: The Movie: In...

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Movie News: Jason Momoa Teases 'Crow' Reboot

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The Crow Reborn: Last we heard, the attachment of Jason Momoa (above in Justice League) to star in a new version of James O'Barr's graphic novel The Crow was up in the air, as was the possible participation of director Corin Hardy. But now Momoa has shared a social media post (below) mentioning Hardy: "I've been waiting for sooooo long … let’s do this brother." Sony has agreed to distribute the movie, which will reportedly feature a more faithful adaptation of...

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The Crow Reboot Production Start Teased by Jason Momoa

The Crow Reboot Production Start Teased by Jason Momoa
Sony Pictures' long-awaited project The Crow Reborn may be finally ready to go before cameras, after delays that spanned multiple years and even multiple studios. Sony Pictures picked up the rights to The Crow Reborn back in September, and the last we heard on this project was a few weeks ago, when The Crow comic book creator James O'Barr stated that The Crow reboot pre-production will start in February, but an actual shooting date wasn't given. However, Jason Momoa sent out an image of some Crow artwork with the following message that seems to indicate shooting may start earlier than planned.

"I've been waiting for sooooo long. @corinhardy let's do this brother aloha j."

While Jason Momoa doesn't exactly come right out and say that shooting is starting soon, it seems that he's definitely ready to get started. Perhaps the actor is just expressing his enthusiasm for the project and
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Jason Momoa Teases The Crow Reboot, Production Starts Soon

Can The Crow remake (now titled The Crow Reborn) ever take flight in Hollywood? That’s a question that’s plagued said reimagining for years, as Relativity’s horror/fantasy pic ricocheted from one director to another in what quickly became a truly torrid saga of false hope and non-starts.

It was during this time that Jack Huston, Luke Evans, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Bradley Cooper all came attached to the part of Eric Draven – a role that was originally brought to life by Brandon Lee all those years ago – at various stages, only to drop out before The Crow remake could garner a sense of momentum. And that’s before you even factor in Relativity’s financial woes, which resulted in the project uprooting for a new home at Davis Films, Highland Film Group, and Electric Shadow.

Between them, those three parties have pledged their combined support to the re-adaptation,
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Original Crow Sequel Almost Had a Female Lead

Original Crow Sequel Almost Had a Female Lead
Though it was more than twenty years ago, The Crow remains an incredibly influential and respected comic book movie. James O'Barr created the comic that the movie was based on and is involved in The Crow remake, which has been in the works for some time. He was also involved in a sequel that was never made. In a recent interview, O'Barr reveals that he wrote a treatment for a female-led The Crow sequel and it sounds an awful lot like Kill Bill. Here's what he had to say about it.

"My intention was to take it to a completely different direction. So I wrote a story that was a based on a little incident that happened in Chicago about a woman who was killed at her wedding. I remember reading it in the paper and it was just a horrible tragedy. Some Irish gangsters tried to rob a main
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The Crow Creator Originally Wanted The Sequel To Focus On The Bride

The Crow creator, James O'Barr, originally wanted to the sequel to the cult classic to focus on his fallen bride. Barr shares his vision for the sequel with Screen Geek, and says the story was based on a real-life Chicago crime:

"So I wrote a story that was a based on a little incident that happened in Chicago about a woman who was killed at her wedding. I remember reading it in the paper and it was just a horrible tragedy. Some Irish gangsters tried to rob a mainparish in Chicago where they held the collections, and they got lost coming down. They ended up in the middle of a wedding and one of the bride’s maid’s boyfriend, in the audience, was a cop and a big shootout started, church burnt down and 13 people were killed. That story always stuck with me and that day is supposed to
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The Crow Creator James O’Barr Recalls The Sequel That Never Came To Be

From City of Angels to Stairway to Heaven, Alex Proyas’ cult horror flick The Crow inspired a smattering of sequels across screens big and small.

None of them were particularly memorable, of course, as they failed to capture the look and feel of their predecessor – not to mention the fact that the late Brandon Lee left some pretty big boots to fill. But that didn’t stem the tide, and in 2005, director Lance Mungia whipped together The Crow: Wicked Prayer, which is arguably the worst sequel of the lot.

But had things panned out differently, and Miramax green-lit James O’Barr’s original pitch, film fans may well have received a follow-up to The Crow that was worthy of the 1994 classic. As O’Barr tells Screen Geek, the proposed sequel would’ve taken things in a “completely different direction.”

My intention was to take it to a completely different direction.
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The Crow Reborn Will Take Flight In Early 2018

Can The Crow remake (now titled The Crow Reborn) ever take flight in Hollywood? That’s a question that’s plagued said reimagining for years, as Relativity’s horror/fantasy pic ricocheted from one director to another in what quickly became a truly torrid saga of false hope and non-starts.

It was during this time that Jack Huston, Luke Evans, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Bradley Cooper all came attached to the part of Eric Draven – a role that was originally brought to life by Brandon Lee all those years ago – at various stages, only to drop out before The Crow remake could garner a sense of momentum. And that’s before you even factor in Relativity’s financial woes, which resulted in the project uprooting for a new home at Davis Films, Highland Film Group, and Electric Shadow.

Between them, those three parties have pledged their combined support to the re-adaptation,
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Halloween 2017: Devil’s Night Double Feature – The Crow and House Of 1000 Corpses

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[To get you into the spooky spirit, the Daily Dead team is spotlighting double features that we think would be fun to watch this Halloween season. Check here for more double feature recommendations and other Halloween 2017 coverage.]

In horror movies, things usually go so very wrong on October 31st when it comes to the Halloween-themed offerings of the genre. But what about the night before? October 30th, or “Devil’s Night”, can also bring about its own horrific consequences, which is the theme I went with when it came time to put together my double feature of Alex ProyasThe Crow and Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses. Both are coincidentally feature film debuts for each director, they feature killer soundtracks, and this pair of films is also centered around a storyline where the characters will never be the same after their experiences on the night before Halloween.

Based on the comic by James O'Barr, The Crow finds aspiring rock star Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) rising from the grave a year after his death to take revenge on the four thugs (David Patrick Kelly, Angel David,
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The Crow Remake Begins Shooting in Early 2018

The Crow Remake Begins Shooting in Early 2018
It may finally be happening. Don't get your hopes up just yet, but it sounds like the long-awaited reboot of The Crow is moving forward. The project was dropped several months ago by Relativity Media, who had been working on The Crow remake for a very long time. However, Sony stepped in quickly and gave the project new life. And, if creator James O'Barr is to be believed, they fully intend to make the movie next year.

James O'Barr, who created The Crow comic book series that the movies are based on, was recently asked about the status of the reboot during an interview. Not only did he reveal that The Crow Reborn, which is (at least for now) the official title of the movie, is going to start shooting in 2018, but he revealed that he is very involved in the creative process personally. Here's what he had to say about it.
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The Crow reboot to start pre-production in 2018

“It can’t rain all the time”. That is unless you’re trying to reboot cult Brandon Lee property The Crow, and the downpour in question is bad luck.

There have been rights issues, the shutdown of Relativity Media, a revolving door of potential leads – Luke Evans, Jack Huston, Jason Momoa – and a roll-call of directors, from Stephen Norrington, to Corin Hardy, who in a twist similar to that Eric Draven’s fate, left the project before being resurrected by Sony earlier this year.

The latest development comes from creator of The Crow, James O’Barr, who told ScreenGeek the following titbit at the Los Angeles Comic-Con:-

“As of right now, it’s slated to start pre-production in February with a very talented British director named Corin Hardy. I’m involved in every aspect of the film and working closely with the director.”

Hardy has just finished directing The Conjuring spin-off,
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‘The Crow’ Reboot To Possibly Go Before The Cameras In 2018

The Crow reboot looks like it will finally be going before the cameras in 2018. The film, which is called The Crow Reborn, is set to be directed by Corin Hardy with Jason Momoa playing the titular character.

Speaking to ScreenGreek, James O’Barr, the creator of the character, said that pre-production is finally set to start early next year, which hopefully should lead to a pretty quick shoot shortly afterwards?

“As of right now, it’s slated to start pre-production in February with a very talented British director named Corin Hardy”, he told the website. “I’m involved in every aspect of the film and working closely with the director”.

The Crow was first published by Caliber Comics in 1989, and adapted into a film with Brandon Lee as the title character just five years later. A big-screen reboot has been on the cards for quite some time, but hopefully this
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