“Bad Hair Day”: Original ‘The Crow’ Director Alex Proyas Shares His Thoughts on Reboot Images

One of this week’s biggest news stories was the reveal of several first look images from The Crow, Lionsgate’s fresh new reboot of the 1990s classic starring Bill Skarsgård (IT) as Eric Draven/The Crow. Those very first images put the spotlight on Skarsgård’s Draven and FKA Twigs’ Shelly Webster, promising a very different version of the material.

What does original The Crow director Alex Proyas (Dark City) think of the new movie?

Alex Proyas has made it pretty clear over the years that he’s never been in favor of the original movie being remade – he wrote a heartfelt post on Facebook back in 2017 explaining why he feels a remake is disrespectful to the late Brandon Lee’s memory and legacy – and it seems he hasn’t softened much on that general stance in more recent years.

Taking to Facebook earlier this week, Proyas posted one of the first look images of Bill Skarsgård’s Draven and shared his honest thoughts. He captioned the photo,” Eric Draven’s having a bad hair day.” Proyas continued in the same Facebook post, “Next reboot thanks.”

Proyas popped back up on Facebook the next day to defend his right to have an opinion. He wrote, “For all those raging at me because I made a joke about a haircut – why do you care what I think? What does it matter? If your enjoyment of a movie can be ruined so easily by one person you don’t even know isn’t that kind of sad? Go see it if you are excited about it – I don’t want to take anyone’s joy away. God knows we need all the joy we can get in life right now.”

All press is good press, right? The Crow reboot will release in theaters on June 7.

In the new movie, “Soulmates Eric Draven (Skarsgård) and Shelly Webster (FKA Twigs) are brutally murdered when the demons of her dark past catch up with them. Given the chance to save his true love by sacrificing himself, Eric sets out to seek merciless revenge on their killers, traversing the worlds of the living and the dead to put the wrong things right.”

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