Remakes are a tricky proposition even when things go smoothly, but some have hit some quite rough patches during their development phase. One such notable example is that of “The Crow,” the remake of the now over two decades old cult classic comic adaptation by filmmaker Alex Proyas.
A victim of the Relativity Media bankruptcy saga, the new film has spent quite a few years in development hell and has had the likes of Luke Evans, Jack Huston and Jack O’Connell all linked at one point ot another. At last report Corin Hardy is set to direct the film, though when it will start is unclear.
Proyas is out doing press for this weekend’s release of “Gods of Egypt” and revealed that he doesn’t think such a remake is necessary. He tells Collider:
“You know, I’ve moved on and I just feel like it’s… I personally feel like it’s kind of unnecessary. I’ve said this many times, I’ve completed the original movie to honor Brandon [Lee] and that’s the sole reason I did it. I’m happy I did it for that reason. I sort of feel like it’s his legacy and I personally don’t have a lot of time for people trying to reignite that movie in other ways. So you know, to me, this is one situation where it would be nice if Hollywood kind of left it alone and let it remain Brandon Lee’s legacy. I know every few years you hear about it a remake and it never really comes to fruition.”
Whether the film can make a comeback, especially with studios now suddenly keen to develop R-rated superhero movies again, we’ll see.