How Did They Finish Filming The Crow
How Did They Finish Filming The Crow

The Crow film series has received a lot of love and is famous among audiences, and this is the reason why another new film, “The Crow,” is going to be added to this film series.

The upcoming “The Crow” film, distributed by Lionsgate, will be the fifth installment of The Crow film series and will be a remake of the original 1994 film “The Crow.”

Scroll through our article to find out what happened during the filming of the 1994 movie “The Crow.”

Did you know that the lead character “Brandon Lee” died during the filming of the original film The Crow, released in 1994?

Brandon Lee (Brandon Bruce Lee) is an American actor and martial artist He began his acting career in the early 1990s but gained prominence after playing his breakthrough role as Eric Draven in the cosmic superhero film The Crow.

But during the filming of The Crow, the actor said goodbye to the world on March 31, 1993, at the age of just 28. Lee’s career and life were cut short by his sudden death during the production of the film.

How Did They Finish Filming The Crow (1994 Film)

1994 Film “The Crow” is based on James O’Barr.’s 1989 limited comic book series of the same name.

How Did They Finish Filming The Crow (1994 Film)
How Did They Finish Filming The Crow (1994 Film)

On the set of his final film, 1994’s The Crow, actor Brandon Lee died as a result of a freak accident, creating a challenge for the rest of the film to be filmed, as the film’s lead character he was no longer in this world.

American film critic Roger Ebert said about actor Brandon Lee that:-

“Brandon Lee clearly demonstrates … that he might have become an action star, had he lived … It is a sad irony that this film is not only the best thing he accomplished, but is actually more of a screen achievement than any of the films of his father.”

According to Entertainment Weekly Reports:-

Production on the original film The Crow began when the actor arrived on set shortly after midnight on March 31, 1993, to film a scene near the beginning of the film on the night deck in which his character Eric – a grocer Entering his apartment with a bag aur use he is immediately shot by a gangster named Funboy.

After which the film continued to be regularly shot which included blanks and “squibs.”

Fake blood packets placed on the actor were exploding during the filming of the scene, but a few weeks ago, everything went horribly wrong due to a mistake made while under the supervision of a special effects technician.

During a conversation with Film Courage, film industry gun safety expert Dave Brown explained the reason behind Lee’s death: his gun was loaded with bullets during the shoot, and the film world lost a famous actor due to a bullet from a loaded gun.

The filming of the film was still pending after the actor’s death. The filming crew of The Crow had to use early digital trickery to help complete the remaining footage.

After much deliberation, director “Alex Proyas” concluded with the cast and crew for the remaining filming. It was now up to the special effects house Dream Quest to fill in the blanks of the film’s remaining sequences.

Use of special effects house Dream Quest while filming _The Crow
Use of special effects house Dream Quest while filming _The Crow

Unused footage of Lee was used to show Eric returning from the grave to his old apartment, with the actor’s image digitally composited into a shot of the apartment set.

But even then, to film some other key images, effects technicians turned to techniques that were ridiculously cutting-edge in 1993.

Additionally, the director brought in a relatively green stuntman named Chad Stahelski to film other scenes of The Crow because he was Lee’s good friend and of a similar build.

Actor Brandon Lee died due to negligence, but it made the film set safer.

The lead character “Eric Draven” in the original The Crow film was played by Brandon Lee and is played by Bill Skarsgård in the upcoming The Crow remake.

Also, when Luke Evans was asked about joining the lead character in “The Crow” reboot while working on the production of The Hobbit: The Battle of the 5 Armies (2014), Evans said that he wanted to opt out of the project because he felt “unfit” to play the role of the late Brandon Lee.


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