The spot-on performance of the late Brandon Lee as undead avenger Eric Draven–plus the dark, atmospheric vision of director Alex Proyas made 1994’s The Crow (based on James O’Barr‘s graphic novel) into a modern classic, particularly among genre fans and comic readers. It’s common knowledge that The Crow has become yet more grist for the reboot mill–but will this new flick be just another pointless attempt at cashing in on a popular character? (like EVERY Crow sequel with the possible exception of City of Angels….it gets a pass for the presence of Iggy Pop)
Well, let’s see what “Nu-Draven”–Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Fast and Furious 6, and the upcoming Dracula Untold) has to say on the subject (after the jump).
Here’s an excerpt from Evans’ interview with Red Carpet News:
We just want to be as authentic and loyal to the original comic and that means the story will be different. It will be different [from] what people are expecting. It’s not about ripping off the Brandon Lee movie. That stands alone as a piece of brilliant cult film and a great performance. But we’re going back to the book, the original book and that’s exciting because we’re bringing to the screen a lot of parts of the story that were never really told. It’s our chance to do it differently, but as loyal and respectful of the original storyline as we possible can.
The production has also retained James O’Barr as a creative consultant–which certainly can’t hurt. Maybe lightning will strike and we’ll end up with a reboot that matches or even exceeds the quality of the original….
With no release date announced yet, it’s still early enough for a guy to dream 😉