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“I’m a fan of the original and James O’Barr,” Says The Crow director, Coring Hardy

January 24th, 2015 by Marc Comments


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?

Source: Fangoria

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….