During an interview about his new film “Gods of Egypt,” director Alex Proyas — who helmed the original “The Crow” film — shared his hopes that Hollywood will leave the comic book property alone in honor of Brandon Lee, who was accidentally killed on the set of the film.
“You know, I’ve moved on and I just feel like it’s… I personally feel like it’s kind of unnecessary. I’ve said this many times, I’ve completed the original movie to honor Brandon [Lee] and that’s the sole reason I did it. I’m happy I did it for that reason,” he explained to Collider. “I sort of feel like it’s his legacy and I personally don’t have a lot of time for people trying to reignite that movie in other ways. So you know, to me, this is one situation where it would be nice if Hollywood kind of left it alone and let it remain Brandon Lee’s legacy.”
“I know every few years you hear about it a remake and it never really comes to fruition,” he added.
“The Crow” remake has faced a number of hurdles, though Jack Huston has been confirmed in the lead role. However, Huston replaced Luke Evans, who himself replaced Bradley Cooper. Other actors, including Tom Hiddleston and James McAvoy were also rumored for the part at one time. Most recently, production stalled after the film’s studio, Relativity Media, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
It’s been reported that the new film will closely follow James O’Barr’s original 1980s indie comic, which inspired the 1994 cult film starring Brandon Lee as Eric Draven. Corin Hardy is still attached to direct the film.