Less than two months ago, it was reported that a remake of “The Crow” was getting ready to head into production. Much like its titular character, Relativity Media came back from the financial graveyard and planned to use a faithful adaption of the graphic novel to revamp its image following a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. As of today, another company has acquired the rights to the film and given the reboot a fancy new title: “The Crow Reborn.”
Three companies came together to rescue the adaption, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Samuel Hadida, a producer on the “Resident Evil” and “Silent Hill” franchises acquired the rights with his company, Davis Films. He partnered with Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow to get “The Crow” flying again. Highland will handle international sales while Electric Shadow will produce along with Hadida and the producer of the 1994 original film, Edward Pressman.
While Relativity’s CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh, will remain on as an Executive Producer, no details have been given regarding Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”) and the film’s director, Corin Hardy (“The Hallow”). Momoa was slated to star as Eric Draven, a murdered man who comes back from the dead to exact revenge. The movie would have been Hardy’s second feature film, assuming he was still scheduled to direct it.
It has been reported that Hardy was leaving the film, when it was starring Jack Huston (“Ben Hur”), but an Instagram post from Momoa seemed to confirm the pair was on board to bring the dark love story back to life.
“The Crow Reborn” hasn’t been given a release date.
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