How and why is The Crow remake still underway? A while ago news broke that the cult comic character would once again appear on the big screen thanks to producer Ryan Kavanaugh. Over at io9, they got the man behind the movie to dish about where they are in regards to the film’s development.
The first big thing Kavanaugh discussed was The Crow’s casting. People want to know who’s going to take over the iconic role that Brandon Lee originated. According to him he can’t reveal too much, but their in the process of finding the right person.
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. It will be an actor you’ve heard of, yes. We’re not ruling anything out. We’re looking at both, with the very well known and the “very talented but they may not be quite there yet.”
Hmm, this leaves the flood gates for speculation wide open. The major piece of news that came out of this interview, had to do with thoughts on how this film will live up to the original. He stated that it’s not a remake, and “the best way to compare it is [by looking at] the first Batman and Batman Begins. In terms of their look and feel and character.”
If he follows those guidelines and produces a film that’s equally good or even better than the first, he would have achieved something. What relevant actor could takeover this role and not overshadow the character? Christian Bale was a known actor but nowhere as big as he is now, so his persona didn’t over shadow Batman/Bruce Wayne. They need someone who can balance that with this new film.
Who do you think should star in The Crow?