After being stuck in developmental hell for years, Sony has officially slated its reboot of The Crow for a 2019 release.
Sony announced a slew of release dates today, including the release date for its forthcoming reboot of The Crow starring Jason Momoa. The film has been slated for October 11, 2019. That puts it up against MGM's The Addams Family animated film starring Oscar Issac, as well as Paramount's Are You Afraid of the Dark?. With those films more than likely aiming towards a younger demographic, that should allow the Momoa-led reboot, which is expected to be rated R, to flourish at the box office for a bit before Wonder Woman 2 is unleashed just a few weeks later.
Along with an official release date, Sony's reboot of The Crow has also dropped "Reborn" from its title and will simply be titled The Crow now. While details surrounding the project remain sparse, the film is expected to be more faithful of its source material than Alex Proyas’ 1994 cult-favorite film starring Brandon Lee. That film, which unfortunately led to the untimely death of Lee, proved to be a moderate box office success having earned $50.6 million at the domestic box office. That film led to a less than stellar sequel titled The Crow: City of Angels, starring Thomas Jane; unfortunately, that project failed to surpass $17 million at the box office and essentially ended any plans for future films.
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The Crow will be directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) and stars Aquaman lead Jason Momoa in the titular role.
(via The Tracking Board)