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Luke Evans says The Crow will not be a remake of the Brandon Lee movie

Jan. 9, 2014by:

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Alex Proyas' THE CROW and the untimely death of Brandon Lee. In the years since the film saw release, we have gotten a number of mediocre sequels that have done nothing to improve on the legacy of James O'Barr's comic. This year we will see another film try to revive THE CROW with Luke Evans in the title role.

While O'Barr will serve as a consultant on the new version of THE CROW, many are left hesitant that it will be nothing more than a remake of the first film. While being interviewed by Red Carpet News, Evans set the record clear on this version.

We just want to be as authentic and loyal to the original comic and that means the story will be different. It will be different [from] what people are expecting. It's not about ripping off the Brandon Lee movie. That stands alone as a piece of brilliant cult film and a great performance. But we're going back to the book, the original book and that's exciting because we're bringing to the screen a lot of parts of the story that were never really told. It's our chance to do it differently, but as loyal and respectful of the original storyline as we possible can.

THE CROW is still a great movie in it's own right, but time has definitely worn on the effects in the film. I recently watched it and I spotted much more easily where stand-ins and camera tricks were used to hide the scenes that Brandon Lee never completed. A bigger budget film could certainly keep the brutal comic book story from looking too much like the 1994 film while injecting a little more than we have seen. Evans is a talented enough actor to pull off this role, I just hope he is being honest.

THE CROW will film this year likely for a release in 2015.

Source: Comic Book News

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4:04AM on 01/10/2014

uh...

Not to be that guy, but last year was the 20th anniversary of Brandon Lees death. The crow came a year later due to trying to finish the film. Respect.
Not to be that guy, but last year was the 20th anniversary of Brandon Lees death. The crow came a year later due to trying to finish the film. Respect.
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12:56AM on 01/10/2014

I know you have no reason to believe anything you read from some random guy on the internet...

...But James O'Barr is pretty close personal friends with my family due to being a regular at a convention where my mom works which he attends every year. Over the years I've heard him personally rip apart every movie made since the original and said that there was no way he was endorsing another movie unless he had proper creative control. It sounds like they will get to properly film the scenes with Michael Berryman as the Skull Cowboy, as well as restoring a lot of the symbolism (the horse
...But James O'Barr is pretty close personal friends with my family due to being a regular at a convention where my mom works which he attends every year. Over the years I've heard him personally rip apart every movie made since the original and said that there was no way he was endorsing another movie unless he had proper creative control. It sounds like they will get to properly film the scenes with Michael Berryman as the Skull Cowboy, as well as restoring a lot of the symbolism (the horse stuff, etc.), so as long as he doesn't get screwed over and made a liar by the producers, this could end up being a great film on its own.
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8:02PM on 01/09/2014
I honestly have no fucking clue who Luke Evans is.
I honestly have no fucking clue who Luke Evans is.
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12:48AM on 01/10/2014
Did you see Immortals? He played Zeus. Also, IMDB.com is a great tool to research an actor or actress you're not familiar with. That way you won't look like an idiot when commenting on a website dedicated to movies. I'm just saying...
Did you see Immortals? He played Zeus. Also, IMDB.com is a great tool to research an actor or actress you're not familiar with. That way you won't look like an idiot when commenting on a website dedicated to movies. I'm just saying...
1:17AM on 01/10/2014
He was the villain in Fast and Furious 6.
He was the villain in Fast and Furious 6.
5:20PM on 01/10/2014
Luke Evans is Orlando Bloom
Luke Evans is Orlando Bloom
7:46PM on 01/09/2014
Honestly speaking, I'm not a fan of Luke Evans. He's not terrible or anything, I just find him very bland as an actor.
Honestly speaking, I'm not a fan of Luke Evans. He's not terrible or anything, I just find him very bland as an actor.
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7:21PM on 01/09/2014
More Washington style lies
More Washington style lies
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6:55PM on 01/09/2014
Absolutely enjoyed The Crow when I first saw it.such an entertaining movie always left me feeling sad. Like the Robocop reboot I don't have a problem with this reboot- it's interesting how both the original movies were followed by pretty substandard efforts. Think they're both ripe for a relaunch. Do you think the movie fans of the 80's were up in arms when they were remaking The Fly? I wonder how each generation reacted to each remake of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I remember
Absolutely enjoyed The Crow when I first saw it.such an entertaining movie always left me feeling sad. Like the Robocop reboot I don't have a problem with this reboot- it's interesting how both the original movies were followed by pretty substandard efforts. Think they're both ripe for a relaunch. Do you think the movie fans of the 80's were up in arms when they were remaking The Fly? I wonder how each generation reacted to each remake of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I remember enjoying the low budget 90's version one.
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5:00PM on 01/09/2014
Even though they didn't show much, I found the flashback rape scenes in The Crow very disturbing. I hope they don't make it so explicit in this remake.
Even though they didn't show much, I found the flashback rape scenes in The Crow very disturbing. I hope they don't make it so explicit in this remake.
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3:42PM on 01/09/2014

I'm willing to give this a shot

I liked what I've seen of Luke Evans so far, and the fact that O'Barr is behind this gives me hope. However, I will be waiting for reviews before seeing this movie.
I liked what I've seen of Luke Evans so far, and the fact that O'Barr is behind this gives me hope. However, I will be waiting for reviews before seeing this movie.
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3:38PM on 01/09/2014
I just hate Luke Evans
I just hate Luke Evans
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3:24PM on 01/09/2014

Not a remake?

Just like Total Recall wasn't a remake of the original movie (it was), or Oldboy wasn't a remake of the Korean film (it was), Or how I Am Legend was based more on the book (alright, you get the point).
Just like Total Recall wasn't a remake of the original movie (it was), or Oldboy wasn't a remake of the Korean film (it was), Or how I Am Legend was based more on the book (alright, you get the point).
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3:22PM on 01/09/2014
I'm not totally for this but I'm also not totally against it. As long as their not trying to remake the original. I loved the first one with Brandon Lee but the sequels were "meh" at best. I have read the graphic novel and i'm looking forward to seeing how they bring it to the big screen. I also dig Luke Evans and it will be interesting to see him play Eric Draven. Oh, and the soundtrack better kick ass. The first one had some great music on it.
I'm not totally for this but I'm also not totally against it. As long as their not trying to remake the original. I loved the first one with Brandon Lee but the sequels were "meh" at best. I have read the graphic novel and i'm looking forward to seeing how they bring it to the big screen. I also dig Luke Evans and it will be interesting to see him play Eric Draven. Oh, and the soundtrack better kick ass. The first one had some great music on it.
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3:15PM on 01/09/2014
Excited for this. Evans has quickly turned into one of my new favorite actors as of late and I'm really pumped to see what he brings to his portrayal of Eric Draven.
Excited for this. Evans has quickly turned into one of my new favorite actors as of late and I'm really pumped to see what he brings to his portrayal of Eric Draven.
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