Okay look, I like Bradley Cooper. In fact, you could say I fancy him quite a bit, but I can’t get down with this remake. Hollywood is on a rebooting wave, and The Crow is next. Bradley Cooper is in early negotiations to star in Relativity’s remake, which is going to be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Fresnadillo reportedly met Cooper in Spain recently and the two hit it off. So this already seems like more than a done deal.
The role of Eric Draven was originally played by Brandon Lee in the 1994 adaptation of the comic book. Lee was killed on set when was shot in the abdomen with a blank cartridge in a prop gun. No word yet on if this character will return in the remake, or if it will be another “Crow” like in the sequels. Vincent Perez, Eric Mabius and Edward Furlong (when did that happen?) starred in the sequels.
I guess the upside to this is that the soundtrack could be really good. Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots appeared on the soundtrack for the first film, while Hole, White Zombie and Bush appeared on the City of Angels soundtrack. Also, Cooper does have that body.
[Editor’s Note: I (DivaJulia) am an absolute FREAK over the original film with the perfect BRANDON LEE (RIP). I just CAN’T with this mess. I refused to see any of the sequels/prequels or whatever they were that were made. They smacked of exploitation of Brandon’s death…and I won’t be seeing this film either. I’m still heartbroken over Brandon’s tragic and completely avoidable death. Please watch this video of Brandon’s last interview.]
Photos by: jaBrink/Dipped in Cream
Nearly every time I’m in the city, I stop to visit Bruce and Brandon… ~ j