01-25-2008 11:15 AM #1
Would You Want a Remake of 'The Crow'? ...with Jason Statham?
Because of Heath Ledger's premature death and the uncertainty of what will now happen to the actor's unfinished final film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, I've been thinking a lot about The Crow this week. Aside from the Joker/Crow connection from last April, I'm sure you recall that Brandon Lee died while filming that comic book adaptation, and some clever special effects had to be employed in order for the picture to be finished. Anyway, I really loved the film when it came out back in 1994, but I eventually let go of being its fan, partly because of the kids who were too obsessed with the title character (if you ever hung out at goth clubs, you know what I'm talking about) and ruined it for me, and partly because of the crappy film franchise that it spawned. But I've been thinking about revisiting the first installment, at least for nostalgic purposes.
I'm apparently not the only one thinking of revisiting The Crow, though others seem to have different reasons for looking back. According to actor Jason Statham, who talked about available comic book roles with IESB.net, there's talk in Hollywood of a remake. The action star seemed to say that if he was offered the part of Eric Draven (aka The Crow), then he would be quick to grab it (the actual quote: "So if that one comes my way, bang!"). He also mentioned taking a meeting to play Namor (aka Sub-Mariner), but wasn't so keen on wearing the green Speedo and ankle wings. He also expressed a desire to play the Hulk, though he points out that he's glad Edward Norton, his Italian Job co-star, is doing that one (The Incredible Hulk is being helmed by Louis Leterrier, Statham's director on the first two Transporter movies, by the way). But despite continuing on with three franchises with Crank 2: High Voltage, Transporter 3 and The Brazilian Job, the actor hopes he'll be able to one day snag a comic book part. Should it be The Crow? Or should there be a remake of The Crow (or new adaptation of James O'Barr's comics) at all?Xbox Live : AXIOS x117x
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01-25-2008 11:29 AM #2
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01-25-2008 12:09 PM #4
Remaking the crow is a dumb idea, the fact that they made what three sequels is pitiful.
The first crow is a classic and should be left alone.
However since this is hollywood there is a lack of original movies, so i am sure they will butcher this as they have with alot of other homages, remakes, prequels and whatever bullshit name they say.
next they will probably have a remake of dirty harry lol42" LG lb5d 1080p hdtv
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01-25-2008 12:39 PM #6
I think a remake is a terrible idea, but then again the producers of this series are idiots who've done almost everything they can to destroy what could have been an interesting franchise.
In it's own little way it's a classic, and I think that Lee, for better or worse, 'owns' that role in light of what happened on the set.
As a side note, it was actually because of them that the 'Special Edition' DVD of the first movie was not so special. Alex Proyas had allegedly produced a lot of supplemental material for the disc under the proviso that he got final say about what was on the disc. He did not want the tragic on-set events to be exploited in any way. The producers agreed to this and then, at the last moment, reneged on this and thus Proyas walked with, apparently, an in-depth making of and his contributions to the commentary. So, that's allegedly why the DVD is absent of any contributions from Proyas.
01-25-2008 12:44 PM #7
I don't even really like the original..Format Neutral
01-25-2008 01:59 PM #8
I'm a huge fan of the original. I don't think a remake would be taken as a remake, and the public would just see it as a cheap sequel. The franchise is ruined, and anyway...the original still holds up. I also doubt any director that would come into the project would display the same level of talent that Proyas did.
I think the original Crow still holds the record for most sold soundtrack. I could be wrong...
01-25-2008 03:58 PM #9
- 24 Hour Party People (2002); -
- The Bodyguard (1992); 17 times platinum
- Saturday Night Fever (1977); 15 times platinum
- Purple Rain (1984); 13 times platinum
- Forrest Gump (1994); 12 times platinum
- (Tie) Dirty Dancing (1987); Titanic (1997); 11 times platinum
- The Lion King (1994); 10 times platinum
- (Tie) Top Gun (1986); Footloose (1984); 9 times platinum
- Grease (1978); 8 times platinum
- (Tie) O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000); Waiting to Exhale (1995); 7 times platinum
- The Big Chill (1983); 6 times platinum
- Evita (1996); 5 times platinum
01-25-2008 04:30 PM #10
This is a bad idea.Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
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Statham is fine in the roles he does. I don't want to see a Crow remake, or another god damn Crow sequel (aka they're all god fucking awful). Leave it be. One word for anyone thinking Statham has chops at serious acting: LONDON.
01-27-2008 04:03 AM #12
I would love to see a hi def version of the first and second crow movies. Third one was a turd,imho. As far as remake...leave it alone. Does not need to be remade,imho. Fine the way it is.My mancave:
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