Hard to believe it’s been nearly 30 years…
Ever since the 1994 cult classic The Crow both thrilled and saddened audiences, fans have been clamoring for more. Subpar sequels and aborted remakes have come and gone for years now, but a light at the end of that tunnel may be just up ahead.
The original film was, of course, marred by controversy swirling around the accidental death of star Brandon Lee, but producer Ed Pressman (who owns the rights to the property) this week revealed that a reboot is indeed on the table, and progress is being made.
Pressman, during an interview with IndieWire, said the new take on the original concept is being explored as a reboot, rather than a sequel, with the supernatural nature of the storyline allowing for different paths to travel.
And, perhaps best of all, it was reported that Pressman and his partners expect to announce a new director and cast in the near future. “The Crow is a kind of anti-superhero,” Pressman said, “unique to the world of graphic novels.”
The Crow–based on the graphic novel series by James O’Barr that began in 1989–was directed by Alex Proyas from a screenplay by David J. Schow and John Shirley. Starring Lee, the film follows Eric Draven, a murdered musician who is resurrected to avenge his death and the death of his fiancée.
The film–met with a positive response from critics and fans–earned $94 million on a $23-million budget and spawned three sequels and a TV series.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this much-anticipated reboot of The Crow.