Brandon Lee died while filming in the previous title. Some said it was an accident, some said it was a foul play. But no matter which one of those was the real one, other than because it was adapted from James O'Barr's famous graphic novel, the reason why 'The Crow' managed to hit the cult-level achievement was...Brandon Lee. Now what can it offer?
Quotes from Digital Spy
"The project was originally to be directed by Blade helmer Stephen Norrington, who abruptly pulled out of the venture. Producer Edward R. Pressman said: “The original Crow was groundbreaking cinema. Its gothic visual and musical ideas influenced a generation and cinema itself. With Juan Carlos, we have every confidence that his new Crow will have a similar impact on the contemporary audience.”"
But I loved Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and his '28 Weeks Later'.