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Here's why director Alex Proyas is extremely against The Crow remake

12.04.2017by: Mike Sprague

Last month we shared with you guys an update actor Jason Momoa put up on Instagram featuring what was said to be new art for the upcoming remake of director Alex Proyas' THE CROW.

Speaking of Alex Proyas, the director recently took to his Facebook to share his thoughts on the planned remake THE CROW: REBORN, and he isn't happy about it. At all.

That said the man really does have a good reason behind his comments so I suggest hearing the man out and then forming your own opinion on the matter. You can read his full post below and if you feel like checking the facts, you can see it yourself right HERE.

Alex Proyas on THE CROW remake:

WHY I THINK THE CROW SHOULD NOT BE REMADE

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 “film by” credit on THE CROW. I wanted it to be Brandon’s movie, because it was, and because he would not be able to make any more movies. He brought all his passion to the movie and it has lasted as his legacy. It is a film I know he would have been proud of.

I finished the film for Brandon - struggling through grief, along with the hugely supportive cast & crew who all loved Brandon, to complete it in his absence. We were imbued with the strength of Brandon’s spirit and his inspiration. Not only Brandon's wonderful work as an actor and a film-maker, but as a man, who's humanity had touched us.

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. I believe it is a special case where Hollywood should just let it remain a testament to a man’s immense talent and ultimate sacrifice - and not have others re-write that story or add to it. I know sequels were made, and TV shows, and what have you, but the notion of “rebooting” this story, and the original character - a character Brandon gave life to at too high a cost - seems wrong to me.

Please let this remain Brandon’s film.

What do you make of director Alex Proyas' comments on never remaking THE CROW? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below and/or on social media!

You can buy THE CROW (1994) on Blu-ray HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Do you think Brandon Lee would give a remake his blessing?
Source: Facebook

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