Producer Ed Pressman has said that the long in limbo reboot of The Crow will begin film as early as spring 2015.
The Crow isn’t remembered by movie audiences as much as it should be. And even when it is, it’s often recalled due to the tragic death of its star Brandon Lee, who was killed in an accident during its filming. That being the sad case, moviegoers my have a new reason to remember the film soon as it’s now been revealed that a new version of the 1994 original could begin shooting at the beginning of the 2015.
That, at least, is the indication of producer Ed Pressman who has revealed that the long in-the-works reboot is currently slated to start shooting “in the spring.” Speaking further about the new film, Pressman described it as “the anti-Spider-Man” and expressed his hope that the new film would bring the franchise to the attention of modern viewer who may not be aware of the original. “It still has a big fan base even though it was so long ago,” he said. “But the generation today doesn’t even know The Crow.“
One thing that’s notable about Pressman’s reveal is that he wasn’t able to confirm who would be taking Brandon Lee’s place as the film’s lead in the reboot. Statements from actor Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) earlier this year had seemed to indicate he might be joining the fil, but nothing formal has been announced. This, of course, could mean nothing. There are some very fine films that cast major characters on short notice. Still it’d be nice to know who they plan on giving Brandon Lee’s last (and most iconic) role to. In the least, as far as we know Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) is still lined up to direct and James O’Barr, the writer of the original graphic novel, is still serving as a creative consultant.
Source: Hollywood Reporter