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Dream April 8 2011 05:42 AM

THE CROW reboot finds its director
 
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Relativity has just announced that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) has signed on to direct the reboot of James O'Barr's The Crow with a production start eyed for this fall.

According to the press release, Fresnadillo will collaborate with a writer on the screenplay, that name expected to be announced shortly. What's more, the reboot is confirmed to focus on the character of Eric Draven (infamously played in the 1994 film by Brandon Lee, who was killed on-set).
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=76104

I didn't know they were doing this. After they did the original movie they should have just left it alone. Not everything needs to be a series.

od0_ital April 8 2011 05:43 AM

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And why does the Crow need a reboot? Each movie in the series focusses on a different character, right?

DWMarch April 8 2011 08:11 AM

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od0_ital wrote: (Post 4870866)
And why does the Crow need a reboot? Each movie in the series focusses on a different character, right?

No one wants to watch The Crow VI: Suckfest. The last few sequels have been less than stellar and if a movie hasn't found an audience by sequel 5 or 6 it's time to start over.

od0_ital April 8 2011 08:14 AM

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Maybe they would get more interest if the last few sequels hadn't been direct to DVD.

Why not make a sequel and treat it like a theatrical event rather than just the next thing?

Besides, who would want to take over the role that literally killed the last actor?

Jetfire April 8 2011 08:16 AM

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I am not sure they could fill Brandon Lee's shoes...this is why the sequels haven't been great...it was a one time thing that movie...I don't think they will be able to capture that magic again. JMO. Good luck trying though.

[edit] Sadly, Brandon's death added to the mystique.

[add] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crow_(film) I remember when this movie came out and all the stuff surrounding it...doubt it couldn't be repeated...sadly a death added to it's acclaim and no way could they get a soundtrack to match the original...this was when soundtracks mattered. :lol:

Aragorn April 8 2011 08:28 AM

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od0_ital wrote: (Post 4870866)
And why does the Crow need a reboot? Each movie in the series focusses on a different character, right?

It's just a name reboot. It won't be Eric Draven. They've gone to the well too many times with The Crow: Subtitle Here. Though no one had any issues with Marc Dacascos playing Draven on TV.

Jetfire April 8 2011 08:30 AM

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There was a Crow TV show? :rommie:

Dream April 8 2011 08:38 AM

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Jetfire wrote: (Post 4871042)
There was a Crow TV show? :rommie:

Yeah, the series lasted one season. The fans seemed to like it.

It was put on dvd and HULU a while back.

http://www.hulu.com/show/141

Jetfire April 8 2011 08:39 AM

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Oh yeah...I vaguely remember it now...I will check it out. :bolian:

Pingfah April 8 2011 10:50 AM

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I wouldn't bother.

scnj April 8 2011 12:57 PM

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The fact that they're sill trying to make The Crow now is a little disturbing. Although I guess no more disturbing than the fact I still buy and enjoy Spawn stuff.

Forbin April 8 2011 01:09 PM

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Actually, the TV series was very good. Marc Ducascas is a fantastic martial artist and had great presence as Draven. I have it on DVD, and my wife and I enjoy the occasional rewatch. It kind of lost its focus toward the end, but there were some very good episodes.

FordSVT April 8 2011 01:58 PM

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^Yeah, the opening arc was very good, IMO. Not as good as the original movie, but good for cable TV standards, like some of the better Highlander episodes of the same era.

ManOnTheWave April 8 2011 04:51 PM

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I wonder if the reboot will be anything like the comic book. Since, y'know, the first movie really wasn't.

KB24 April 8 2011 11:16 PM

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Why is this being redone? Seriously no need to do so. They milked this puppy dry already and capitized on the death of a human being with 3 shitty sequels and a TV show.

Why is everything made before 2000 up for fair game in the redo department? You're only supposed to get a do over if you mess up the first time.


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