Alexander Skarsgard's Next Starring Role Could Be ... Cursed?!


alexander skarsgardI don't want to freak y'all out, but I'm officially worried about Alexander Skarsgard. And this time it has nothing to do with my personal opinion/disapproval of his current love interest or some ridiculous rumors about Eric being killed on this season of True Blood (don't even think about it, writers!!). No, this time I'm, like, legit concerned about Alexander Skarsgard's health and well-being because, word has it, he's the frontrunner for the lead role in an upcoming remake of The Crow. Yikes!!

Why am I worried? Well, in case you don't remember/weren't born yet, the original film came out in 1994 and starred Brandon Lee, the handsome and talented son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Brandon Lee was perfect for the part of the rock star who returns from the dead to avenge his death and the death of his fiancee.

The 28-year-old actor clearly had a bright future ahead -- and then, tragically, he died from an accidental gunshot wound sustained on set during the last days of filming. (Apparently a props assistant failed to check the barrel of the gun used in the scene for obstructions when loading it with blank rounds; when the gun went off, a real bullet was dislodged, shooting through Brandon's abdomen and into his spine.)

Brandon's death was a terrible tragedy, and eerily reminiscent of his father's death: Bruce Lee died (somewhat mysteriously) after suffering seizures and collapsing on the set of his last film, Enter the Dragon. The cause of his death has been widely speculated, with theories ranging from an extreme allergic reaction to a painkiller to a delayed reaction to a blow to the head received while filming a scene several weeks earlier.

Whatever the cause, the fact that both father and son died suddenly and unexpectedly while filming their final movies at around the same age has led many (ahem) to wonder about the possibility of a ... curse. I mean, you have to admit, that's a pretty messed-up coincidence.

So can you blame me for being worried about Alexander Skarsgard?!

Do you think Alexander Skarsgard should star in a remake of The Crow?

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nonmember avatar EAV

It wasn't the movie that was "cursed." The "curse" was on the males of the Lee family said to be put on them because their grandfather angered some merchants. I think he'll be fine, if he starts driving a hearse and becoming obsessed with death then I'd worry.

BiBi Frederick Waltslady

Really? The curse is not the moie set- The "curse" was the family- Brandon Lee also had another siblings but their mother would not allow said sibling to act, because it was truly believed that the family was cursed

nonmember avatar Shelby

Personally, I don't think they should remake The Crow. What is it with Hollywood remaking films? I feel like holding the doll up to my childhood and asking it to show me where Hollywood touched it! Come up with some new ideas people and leave these amazing films alone.

Ma Barker

People do realize that Hollywood has been making remakes from it's earliest days. I think it would be wonderful to have the film presented the way it was  meant to be, and continued on into the series it was supposed to be. When Brandon died, so did the film pretty much, the continuations of the "story" were awful. There are those squealing already about not "touching" this film, it is not a shrine to Mr. Lee, who's performance as short lived as it was, was wonderful. Time to dust it off and update and continue with the story. Go Alex  :)

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