This is some interesting quotage via Fangoria — Alex Proyas, who did pretty well for himself last weekend with the #1 box office earner (and Nic Cage vehicle) Knowing — has spoken out against Relativity Media’s plans to remake the Crow.
What many fans are up in arms about is the human cost of the last film — namely, star Brandon Lee’s death after being accidentally shot with a blank round. Proyas had to then perform a Herculean task of completing the film with his star dead. Many feel that remaking the actor’s final performance would be an insult to his memory.
Here’s what Proyas had to say:
“I have nothing to do with the remake of The Crow. That’s other people involved with that and I wouldn’t even dream of remaking the movie, because as far as I’m concerned that’s Brandon Lee’s movie and that’s why I finished the movie – in memory of Brandon. That’s the only reason I finished it actually.
So the whole notion of remaking it, to me, is just ridiculous and I’d have nothing to do with it, as I’ve had nothing to do with any of the sequels or the TV show or any of that stuff.”
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