The Crow came out when I was a babybat and this was one of the major influences I had towards the goth scene. Yes, I wore the embarrassing makeup in public with electric tape on my arms (now that I am older and wiser, I do realize there are much better uses for that electric tape, wink, wink!) and no it wasn't Halloween when I did those things.Thanks to the movie, I have tons of posters, artwork (even one of them autographed) by the comic book artist who inspired the films, James O'Barr.
I own several comics as well as the beloved graphic novel. I have two figurines and one even has a sensor that quotes the movies. Random fun fact: I always found it amusing that the sensor is located in the crotch area!
My original opinion about Brandon Lee swayed a little after reading that James O'Barr himself gave the new movie his blessing, that he will have control on the movie soundtrack once again and the new movie won't actually be a remake of the old one.
“If you read the comic, Eric and Shelley never have their last names revealed,” O’Barr continues. “Hopefully, this is one area the new movie being more faithful to the comic will come into play, and Eric won’t be going by Eric Draven in the new film...Brandon Lee will forever be Eric Draven… [N]o one understands that fear more than me. Brandon Lee was a friend and I’d never do anything to hurt his legacy...We’re including some music I’d wanted to originally, but just couldn’t get the rights to,” says O’Barr. “Some actual Joy Division songs. Some vintage Cure songs. I’m still pretty active in the music industry, and there is a lot of neo-goth bands out there, that have that same sound, and I’ve talked to some of them about contributing, and they’re very excited about it.” click here for the article
I also read via social media that actor Jack Huston is cast to play Eric in the new film. I heard a lot of great reviews with regards to his performance on "Boardwalk Empire". There is an article on that here
I went from being against the remake to being on the fence about it. I would be happy if they played some vintage Cure songs and some actual Joy Division (although, I was very fond of the NIN Dead Souls remix) and I am also pleased to hear that O'Barr is involved. The original movie was not close to the comic so if this new movie would actually stick to the original story in the comic (I am hoping more than just the exclusion of the main character's last names) I would love it.
Here's to hoping Hollywood doesn't screw this up.
P.S. Hopefully any PR personnel for the movie is reading this. If you are planning a movie premiere or pre-screening event in Montreal or in any surrounding cities, please contact me (hint! hint!). You can reach me via Facebook (little corp goth girl) or by using the contact form on the right hand corner.