Even though fans have been begging for a reboot of The Crow for some time now, there is still plenty of worry surrounding the potential project. People wonder if the movie, in today's cinematic landscape, will be able to capture the brutal essence of the original.
Fortunately, the film's producer laid one of those worries to rest this week.
F. Javier Gutierrez, who recently helmed the PG-13 rated Rings, revealed that the upcoming reboot of The Crow won't try and water down the material to make some extra box office cash. The film will be R-rated, just like the original.
Gutierrez confirmed that that they wanted to capture the tone of the first film, and they weren't willing to sacrifice that for extra cash. He said the project is definitely going to be as dark as people are hoping.
With The Crow, I haven’t talked to them in a while so I don’t know what is going on with that, but we are going to do an R-rated movie. I come from Europe, I’m very dark so I’m going to go for it. If any movie has to be R-rated then it’s The Crow. That’s how I got James O’Barr, the creator of The Crow, involved in the project because he said that if R-rated is the way that I wanted to go, he’s in. Even though I’m not directing it now, when I was going to be doing that I explained to the producers that they had to read and understand the comic book and not make the film a PG-13 version because it would make no sense. Some movies are for young people, I get it and maybe you can do it, but this movie is not necessarily for those young people and toning it down would give you a ghost of what The Crow should be.
It sounds like this remake is everything fans are asking for, and it will stay true to the comic, as well as the Brandon Lee version of the film.
The project is rumored to have a budget of $40 million, and is reportedly titled The Crow Reborn. Jason Momoa is said to be in talks to star.