Director Corin Hardy will no longer direct “The Crow” remake. According to Empire, no official statement has been released regarding Hardy’s departure, but he appeared to confirm the news on his Twitter.
Hardy has been attached to the project since December 2014. He replaced Javier Gutierrez, who exited the project due to prior commitments. Gutierrez himself followed Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Stephen Norrington.
It is unclear at this time how Hardy’s departure will affect production.
“The Crow” remake has faced a number of hurdles, though Jack Huston has been confirmed in the lead role. However, Huston replaced Luke Evans, who himself replaced Bradley Cooper. Other actors, including Tom Hiddleston and James McAvoy were also rumored for the part at one time. Most recently, production stalled after the film’s studio, Relativity Media, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
It’s been reported that the new film will closely follow James O’Barr’s original 1980s indie comic, which inspired the 1994 cult film starring Brandon Lee as Eric Draven.