When the news broke that Corin Hardy’s (Butterfly, The Hallow) next feature film would be a reboot of 90’s cult classic The Crow I was met with a lot of mixed opinions – mostly from close friends who cherish the original film like one of their own children. However, they are just jumping the gun and see this just as another Hollywood remake, already making their minds up before they find out in details.
Firstly it was reported that Luke Evans would be playing the lead role of Eric Draven but not long after the news was announced we found out that due to scheduling conflicts he was no longer able to commit to the role.
Make no mistake people, Hardy knows what he is doing and i’d bet money (if i had any) that his version of The Crow will exceed all expectations.
“It’s still early days on that,but what I can say for now is that I’m a huge, huge fan of both the first film and James O’Barr’s graphic novel. I was obsessed with THE CROW when I was growing up. When I heard about the remake, what I thought could be very interesting today, 20 years later, especially with this whole Marvel Universe that’s happened, is that The Crow always stood as an outsider to me. I kind of felt he would be the right character for me if I got the chance to do it. And now that I have gotten the chance to do it, I’m very much going back to the graphic novel, particularly looking into the illustrations themselves as much as the story, and picking out all those beautiful ideas and details that haven’t really been used yet.
“I also want to open the story up in such a way that the Crow is now part of a world where there are the Marvel movies and the DARK KNIGHT movies,” he continues. “I intend it to be incredibly emotional and brutal, and all the things you’d want from a CROW film. I want to make a movie that I would have wanted to see, as a huge fan of THE CROW.”
The Crow reboot has been on the cards now for quite some time and no matter if you like it or not, the film is getting made. I am thankful that this reboot will be brought to us by a die-hard fan of O’Barr’s graphic novel. I know he will treat it with respect and give us the film the fans want to see.
Corin Hardy’s Irish horror The Hallow just Had it’s premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has got some solid reviews.
The Hallow Is due for release later this year.