The Crow Original Director Thinks Reboot Shouldn’t Be Made

Director Alex Proyas thinks Hollywood should not have made the reboot and should honor the legacy of Brandon Lee.

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The original director of The Crow movie released in 1994 starring Brandon Lee, Alex Proyas, think the reboot shouldn’t be made.

As I was the first to point out, the new trailer has been rejected by fans, as presently on YouTube, The Crow trailer has 92k dislikes for the upcoming movie starring Bill Skarsgard.

Well, Alex Proyas took notice of a similar article written exactly like mine and voiced his thoughts.

“I really don’t get any joy from seeing negativity about any fellow filmmakers work. And I’m certain the cast and crew really had all good intentions, as we all do on any film. So it pains me to say any more on this topic, but I think the fan’s response speaks volumes,” Proyas wrote on Facebook Monday. “THE CROW is not just a movie. Brandon Lee died making it, and it was finished as a testament to his lost brilliance and tragic loss. It is his legacy. That’s how it should remain.”

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Brandon Lee


Back in 2017, Proyas also penned a post on Facebook titled, “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,” said Proyas.

Proyas continued, “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.”

Proyas added, “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, whose humanity had touched us.

“THE CROW would not be a movie worth ‘remaking’ if it wasn’t for Brandon Lee,” he said. “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,” Proyas finished.

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