With that thought in mind, it's apparently time to piss on the grave of Brandon Lee.
Director Stephen Norrington, who's first film "Blade" was a big success, and who then went on to make the flop "The League of Extrordinary Gentlemen" now thinks it's time to resurrect the James O'Barr gothic, graphic novel "The Crow."
According to Variety, Norrington has signed on with Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media to write and direct the remake. The studio is currently negotiating with original "Crow" producer Ed Pressmen for the rights to the franchise.
The 1994 film, directed by Alex Proyas, was the story of up-and-coming rockstar Eric Draven who is murdered trying to rescue his fiance from a gang of thugs. Thanks to the power of a magical bird, Draven returns from the grave a year later, and goes about systematically enacting revenge on his murderers. The film grossed over $100 million and is remembered for the tragic death of Brandon Lee who was killed during filming.
There have been a couple of reincarnations of the Crow franchise in years past. Each one became an increasingly worse carbon copy of the original. The most recent sequel was in 2005 and had "Terminator 2" punk kid Edward Furlong donning the iconic harelequin makeup and leather. The film was so bad that the studio cut the funding and shipped it off straight to DVD obscurity.
What made the original film so surprising was the acting ability by Brandon Lee and the dark, brooding pathos that was visualized on screen. Now, Norrington thinks he can do a better job by scrapping all that and re-inventing the story altogether.
I'm not holding my breath on this one.