The Crow reboot has been plagued with production issues and other behind-the-scenes problems for years, but it looks like the project is now officially back on track. With a new star reportedly locked in, the film is finally moving forward and is on target to kick off production as soon as next year.
As the project enters the next stage of development, more details about the The Crow are gradually starting to surface. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming reboot so far.
1. It’s been long in the works
The Crow reboot has been attempting to get off the ground for years, but has been consistently plagued by problems. The movie has seen multiple changes in the casting of the lead, with Luke Evans and Jack Huston among the stars to drop out of the role after initially getting cast.
The project was also temporarily waylaid after the studio, Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy. With the film stalled for an unforeseen amount of time, much of the production team ended up leaving the project and had to be replaced.
After lots of stops and starts though, it seems like the movie is finally back on track. Relativity Media emerged from bankruptcy in March and is reportedly making The Crow reboot a top priority as part of its effort to build its reputation back up in Hollywood.
[Update, 11/17/16: Per THR, the rights to the remake of ‘The Crow’ has now moved from Relativity Media to Samuel Hadida’s Davis Films, Highland Film Group, and Electric Shadow. It’s not yet clear how this move will affect the production of the film. Stay tuned for more details!]
2. The cast (so far)
Jason Momoa is reportedly set to star in the reboot as Eric Draven, a murder victim who returns from the dead in order to seek vengeance on those who murdered him and his fiancée with the help of a mystical bird.
The actor hinted at his participation this past summer when he posted a picture of himself with Director Corin Hardy sharing a few pints. “The only way to officially seal the deal as men is a pint of black beauty,” he wrote in the caption.
3. The creative team
Corin Hardy, who helmed 2015’s The Hallow, is set to direct the upcoming reboot, despite briefly leaving the project earlier in 2016. Per ComicBook.com, the director plans to make the reboot a more faithful adaptation of the comic book it’s based on, rather than a remake of the original 1994 adaptation starring Brandon Lee.
James O’Barr, who penned the original The Crow comic book, will also reportedly be heavily involved in this latest reboot. In 2015, he told fans he has control of the soundtrack and that he’s working very close with Hardy on the development of the movie. “It’s going to be good, it’s going to be really good. And it’s going to be closer to Taxi Driver than to John Woo. The violence is supposed to be ugly, you know? I’m very happy with everything,” O’Barr said at the time, per ComicBook.com.
4. It could be completed as soon as next year
After years of delays and production problems, the long-awaited The Crow reboot is now moving forward to the next stage of development. As TheWrap recently confirmed, the project is finally set to begin production in January 2017 — meaning audiences could see the film in theaters sooner rather than later.
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