Hands up who’s genuinely concerned that The Crow reboot will be dire? Aye, us too.
However, director Coring Hardy – who’s first movie The Hallow premieres at Sundance this week – is promising we have nothing to worry about and that James O’Barr’s creation will be in safe hands.
Hear the man out: “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. 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.”
We’re not sure why he sees The Crow as needing to fit in with other comic book movies. What about you guys?