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The long-in-the-works reboot of The Crow has been almost absurdly troubled, having already hit so many bumps on the road already that it’s a wonder anyone in Hollywood still thinks it’s worth the trouble, but there’s one man who definitely thinks the various studios, producers, and possible star should just cut their losses and give up. That man is Alex Proyas, who directed the original Crow movie from 1994, and he has shared a lengthy Facebook post about why the movie should just be left alone so as not to touch the legacy of star Brandon Lee—who was accidentally killed on set.

Proyas explained that he decided to finish the movie in honor of Lee, explaining that he passed on a “film by” credit so The Crow would stand as “Brandon’s movie” because “he would not be able to make any more movies.” Proyas says that Lee was so important to that first Crow movie that it’s only worth remaking or rebooting because of him and his legacy, so it “seems wrong” to use that legacy for a new movie. (Proyas, for the record, does acknowledge that there have been other Crow movies since his, but he thinks the origin story is too closely tied to Lee.)

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