Eric Draven was far more successful in returning from the dead than producers have been in getting a reboot of The Crow off the ground. Fans of the 1994 adaptation of James O’Barr‘s graphic novel directed by Alex Proyas and starring the late Brandon Lee have been through hell over the last few years since plans for a reboot have sputtered and stalled for a variety of reasons. The project has gone through a number of stars and directors, but the latest news that Jason Momoa would take on the title role under Corin Hardy‘s (The Hallow) direction had fans cautiously optimistic. (Update: Hat tip to Bloody Disgusting who reports that Hardy is still attached and that an official announcement on Momoa is coming soon.)
Now, as THR reports, The Crow reboot has moved on from its former home at Relativity Media after CEO Ryan Kavanaugh put the company up for sale last month. Normally that would be good news since the production banner has struggled to get the reboot going even after tagging it as a high-priority picture, but this kind of transition also comes with a whole host of difficulties. Contract negotiations, schedules, and creative conflicts could very well complicate Momoa and Hardy’s involvement with the picture.
Rights to The Crow Reborn were picked up by Samuel Hadida’s Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow which will finance, produce and distribute the film. Original film producer Edward R. Pressman will produce alongside Hadida, with Kavanaugh acting as executive producer. The film, which is expected to hew closer to the source material, is currently slated to begin principal photography in 2017, but it remains to be seen (officially) just who will be behind and in front of the camera.
To see where The Crow reboot has traveled along its long and continuing road to production, get a glimpse at the most recent developments at the links below:
- ‘The Crow': Jason Momoa and Director Corin Hardy to Start Filming This January
- Jason Momoa Latest Actor Linked to ‘The Crow’ Remake
- That ‘The Crow’ Remake Might Still Happen After All
- ‘The Crow’ Reboot Crumbles as Director Corin Hardy Is Removed
- Director Alex Proyas on ‘Gods of Egypt’, Why ‘Paradise Lost’ Shut Down, and ‘The Crow’ Remake