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Exclusive: Director says the “CROW” remake will go back to the source

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A new screen version of THE CROW has been in the works for some time, and is now set to take flight under UK director Corin Hardy, whose debut feature THE HALLOW world-premieres this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival. While discussing THE HALLOW with Hardy (more on that tomorrow), Fango got a few words about his CROW plans.

“It’s still early days on that,” Hardy (who, like original CROW director Alex Proyas, comes from a short-film/music-video background) tells us, “but what I can say for now is that I’m a huge, huge fan of both the first film [pictured above] and James O’Barr’s graphic novel. I was obsessed with THE CROW when I was growing up. When I heard about the remake, what I thought could be very interesting today, 20 years later, especially with this whole Marvel Universe that’s happened, is that the Crow always stood as an outsider to me. I kind of felt he would be the right character for me if I got the chance to do it. And now that I have gotten the chance to do it, I’m very much going back to the graphic novel, particularly looking into the illustrations themselves as much as the story, and picking out all those beautiful ideas and details that haven’t really been used yet.

“I also want to open the story up in such a way that the Crow is now part of a world where there are the Marvel movies and the DARK KNIGHT movies,” he continues. “I intend it to be incredibly emotional and brutal, and all the things you’d want from a CROW film. I want to make a movie that I would have wanted to see, as a huge fan of THE CROW.” Check back at this site tomorrow for a detailed chat with Hardy about THE HALLOW.

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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