When the Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation, who produced 1994’s The Crow, denied Relativity Media rights to any sequels or remakes following the studio’s decision to remove The Hallow director Corin Hardy from their reboot, it looked like the project wasn’t moving anywhere anytime soon.
That was early last year and since then, Hardy has been re-hired to direct The Crow Reborn, Jason Momoa has signed on to play Eric Draven (a character made iconic by Brandon Lee in the original film) and Sony has hopped aboard to produce the film, which they will reportedly also be distributing worldwide. The big news is that James O’Barr, creator of The Crow in its original, comic form, will be actively involved in the reboot, which is now speeding towards pre-production.
Talking to ScreenGeek, O’Barr said:
“As of right now, it’s slated to start pre-production in February with a very talented British director named Corin Hardy. I’m involved in every aspect of the film and working closely with the director.”
The film is described as a reboot, but also a more faithful adaptation of O’Barr’s graphic novel than was seen in the 1994 cult favourite.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)