The long-awaited reboot of The Crow has finally begun to develop, although none of them exceeded the original. The Crow is a haunting and tragic comedy that has taken a year to develop due to a cult following since it was released. He was killed by a defective prop gun while on set, and the cast and crew have been devastated.
Lee's death occurred twenty years after his father, the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, died in unexpected circumstances, with the contributing factors still being discussed today. The Lee family's involvement in The Crow had a major impact on filming, including directors Brandon and Liam. In 2017, Proyas voted against the possibility of a reboot or remake, claiming that it would jeopardize Lee's legacy and his performance.
A Comic Birthed From Tragedy
The first issue of The Crow was published in 1989, and the next in 2020. OBarr wrote the piece as a way to deal with the personal tragedies he went through when his girlfriend was killed by a drunk driver. The comic is black-and-white and deliberately moody to reflect OBarr's own suffering and suffering.
OBarr began working on The Crow after losing his girlfriend, and the project became an underground success. In 1989, Caliber Comics released it as a limited series, and it became an underground bestseller.
Adapting For the Big Screen
OBarr was involved in the selection process and as a consultant when the adaptation of the movie began filming. Lee was a huge supporter of OBarr's work, and he regretted ever writing The Crow in the first place.
Sarah (Rochelle Davis), an acquaintance of Eric and Shelleys, provided narration for the rewritten script, and many scenes that had already been shot were deleted from the film. Michael Berryman played a major figure in the comic, Skull Cowboy, but most of his scenes were shot later, similar to those used in Fast and Furious 7 and Gladiator when actors Paul Walker and Oliver Reed died before filming was completed.
Is The Crow Cursed?
The Crow's tragic past has made his life difficult to watch at times. OBarr's life has been forever changed, and his work in The Crow is made even more powerful because to knowing what motivated him to create it. It serves to demonstrate just how huge a man he could have been. The upcoming reboot will undoubtedly fail to match the original cult classic's intensity.