The Crow’s Original Director Criticizes Remake, Fearing Impact on Brandon Lee’s Legacy

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The Crow’s Original Director Criticizes Remake: The Crow’s Original Director Criticizes Remake: “The Crow” will be remade decades after its first release, and it will feature renowned dark superheroes. But Alex Proyas, the original filmmaker, has spoken out against the impending film.

Proyas recently expressed his hesitation to criticize other directors in a Facebook post, but he did stress the importance of the fans’ response. He emphasized that “The Crow” is a memorial to the life and work of the late Brandon Lee, who tragically passed away during filming the film, and not only a movie. Fans’ strong attachment to the original film and Lee’s legacy was highlighted by the substantial response that the remake’s trailer received on platforms like YouTube, as pointed out by Proyas.

Tragically, in 1993, Brandon Lee—the son of the renowned Bruce Lee—died on the set of “The Crow” as a result of an unintentional shooting with a pretend gun. Bill Skarsgård plays the major part in Lionsgate’s version, which is based on James O’Barr’s comic book series and is directed by Rupert Sanders. FKA Twigs plays the character of his love interest.

Sanders voiced his desire for Brandon Lee’s (the late actor’s) approval of the remake in a Vanity Fair interview. He spoke about how the film’s production was meant to pay tribute to Lee and how tragic his death was. Sanders maintains that the new version retains Lee’s soul, thanks to Skarsgård’s performance as the character.

“The Crow” is set to premiere on June 7th, allowing spectators to reevaluate the classic story through a fresh perspective, despite the mixed reviews and controversy surrounding the adaptation.


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