C'mon Hollywood #188
... leave the Crow alone!
I have to admit that I was actually surprised when I read the news Hollywood is interested in remaking THE CROW. I hate the idea of remakes in the first place, but if youíre going to remake a film, it needs to either be a very old film or a film that was done so horribly wrong the first time, it didnít get a fair shot. In the case of THE CROW, neither of those are true. But my first question about this is; when does the remaking stop? How old does a film have to be before Hollywood thinks it should be remade?
Iím not upset because I think THE CROW is some sort of sacred and cherished film that shouldnít be touched. Iím upset because theyíre remaking a film that came out less than 15 years ago. How sad is the creative flow in Hollywood that weíre now reaching back in the 90ís to find films to remake? Does this mean we need to remake PULP FICTION next? Regardless of how you fell about THE CROW, you have to feel disheartened that a movie as recent as 1994 is being remade.
This came out in 1994, is it time to remake it?
I also don't know why they would want to remain truer to the source material than what Proyas did. OkayÖnow THE CROW wasnít a shot for shot retelling of the original comic by any means, but was it really so far off that someone needs to make another film? Definitely not. The general theme of the comics was there and there were enough similar scenes to make it predominantly true to the comic book. You can nitpick if you want, but after reading the comic, I didnít think to myself ďsomeone needs to make a word for word retelling of thisĒ. Proyas did a fine job with his film and I canít imagine OíBarr was so upset with it that heís been pushing for a retelling.
If you havenít read it, the comic is really good
Finally, there may be a reason Norrington hasnít been able to excite anyone with his visions. Making a ďdocumentaryĒ style movie about the CROW is another bad idea. Iím not saying it canít be done, but why would you want to? Itís about a guy that gets resurrected by an unknown force to exact vengeance on bad guys. How are you going to make that any more realistic than what Proyas did? I thought Proyas kept his pretty realistic given the subject matter. Norrington is aware this isn't a true story...right?
This is a good film that doesnít need to be remade
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