THE CROW remake/reboot/re-envisioning unfortunately pushing forward

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
November 23rd, 2009

The Crow

Out of all the great films currently being redone, I had wished to God that THE CROW would remain untouched. Well, as you already know, God was away on business and THE CROW is getting a remake/reboot/re-envisioning. While doing press work for BROTHERS, producer Ryan Kavanaugh spoke with io9 about the current status of director Stephen Norrington’s vision of THE CROW.

Two things REALLY bothered me about Kavanaugh’s answer to io9′s questions. First, when asked if they have yet to complete casting, Kavanaugh responded with, “We’re looking. We’re in discussions…I think it’s something cool, we’re approaching it differently. It’s really a whole relaunch of the franchise, much more of a dark superhero type.” “DARK SUPERHERO TYPE,” really? In the original, our hero dies a brutal death and comes back to massacre every single one of his foes, and manages some time to squeeze morphine (not heroin) out of a chick’s arm. If that’s not dark, I don’t know what the hell is.

The second thing that bothered me, which was the heart of THE CROW, was the makeup. The makeup was so damn cool, and it was sort of replicated 12 years later for the Joker’s makeup in THE DARK KNIGHT. When asked if they’d be using the same makeup, Kavanaugh replied, “He’ll have makeup, but it will be different. The best way to compare it is the first Batman and Batman Begins. In terms of their look and feel and character.

Why don’t you just call it THE PELICAN or something? You’re ruining my childhood. Read the rest of the interview HERE.

On a final note, Edward Furlong should never attempt to play The Crow again. He is NOT at all intimidating.


Source io9 via JoBlo

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  • Lifeinidle

    Just to point out: It was morphine, not heroin, that he squeezed out of Darla's arm in the first movie.

  • drucilla

    moraphine is clear, not white

  • drucilla

    i totally agree! the crow can not be done again. it will ruin my friend’s and mine look at super heroes! the crow should be left alone!!! take from that, and you take a classic off the shelves and i will not respect that!!

  • JClark

    Exhibit A: Morphine is available in different colors. The oral liquid, for example, is commonly blue in color. There’s no telling how pure what they were using was either. There’s also the simple fact that a milky liquid shows up better on film than a clear one. And, of course, liquid heroin isn’t generally white either.

    Exhibit B: “Morphine is bad for you. Your daughter is out there on the streets waiting for you.” Morphine, not heroin.

    EDIT: Crap, used the wrong log in. I’m “Lifeinidle” up there too.

  • Chase Whale

    My bad dudes. I should have done my homework but when I was 12 heroin and morphine looked like the same thing. I’m not really etiquette in drugs or looking up IMDb quotes either.

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