There’ll be no resurrecting his part.
Ernie Hudson–perhaps best known to genre fans for his part in the Ghostbusters franchise–does not want to reprise the role he played in the 1994 cult favorite The Crow in the current remake, now in post-production.
Hudson–who played Sgt. Daryl Albrecht in the original film–told Looper he is still not over the on-set tragedy that took the life of star Brandon Lee. “When the accident happened–I guess I can call it an accident–it was unworldly,” he said. “It was very hard to process.”
The actor added he “still has a hard time processing when they decided to make another movie. For me, The Crow ended with Brandon Lee. He was the Crow. I’m done.”
Hudson said “it was hard enough to go back and finish (the movie after Lee died). This is a business, so yeah, I’m not surprised. But when Brandon died, that was it. I like (Bill) Skarsgard–he’s a good actor. I’m sure if he can make it his own, it’ll probably work.”
The remake–directed by Rupert Sanders from a screenplay by Zach Baylin–stars Skarsgard (the It franchise) in the title role, along with Grammy nominee SKA Twigs and Danny Huston. No release window has yet been announced.
The new film is expected to adapt the 1980s James O’Barr comic books that told “the dark tale of a man and his fiancee who are killed by a gang after their car breaks down,” according to the synopsis. The man is then “resurrected by a crow and exacts vengeance on the gang members.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on this reboot of The Crow.