a long chain of mistakes that will have another reboot

the iconic movie The Ravenby Alex Proyas, will have a reboot. On this occasion, the person in charge of providing a face to the dark hero of James O’Barr will be Bill Skarsgard, under the direction of Rupert Sanders. For now, little is known about the project, beyond the fact that he will ignore the sequels and return to the origin story. The announcement of the production, long postponed and part of the history of the cursed Hollywood, immediately piqued the interest ofyou fans. Especially, because it is the reinvention of one of the most iconic superhero movies outside of the big franchises.

The Raven de Proyas carries the weight of one of Hollywood’s great tragedies. During its filming, actor Brandon Lee died in the middle of a confusing incident, which led the production to the category of dark film myth. Especially when the world of cinema could not help but remember that Lee’s father, the legendary Bruce Lee, died in similar circumstances. Amid controversy over filming security protocols and conspiracy theories, the film became an awkward milestone.

With its gloomy air, solid script and dark direction, the production immediately became a cult film. Especially for the emotional and solid performance of the ill-fated Lee, who managed to create a complex anti-hero with skill. However, its subsequent sequels did not live up to the inspired original version. They became the clumsy exploitation of a larger and more complex concept. We bring you a detailed list of the attempts that have been made so far to bring the hero’s story back. Mostly curious box office flops and clumsy homages to a deeper story.

The Raven: City of Angels (1996), by Tim Pope

Oddly enough, the film is actually a reboot of the 1994 original. Without any real explanation as to why, MIRAMAX decided to pick up the project and repeat Proyas’ film almost frame by frame. It was about a kind of curious unfinished project which also lacked personality. The only difference with the previous film is the reason that unleashes revenge.

While in Proyas’s the central motor of the plot was the murder of a pair of lovers, in Pope’s it is that of a father and his son. But beyond that, the production insisted on keep even the original soundtrackwhich makes the premise more confusing and unnecessary. With actor Vincent Pérez at the helm, the film has an artificial and unfinished air. A curious data? The cast includes Iggy Pop in a meaningless and chaotic role.

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