If there ever was a franchise that was well known for its problems, it’s probably The Crow. The film first made headlines back in 1990s when the first film’s star, Brandon Lee, was unexpectedly killed on set. The franchise later went on to have a TV series and a few sequels, but let’s go ahead and pretend those just don’t exist.
For the past ten years or so, Relativity Media has been trying to bring a reboot of this comic book adaptation to life, and since the idea was first floated, the project’s already gone through a few directors and a few leads that include Luke Evans and Bradley Cooper. Currently signed on to direct this film is Colin Hardy, and attached to star is Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa. Still, with the director and actor both on board, I was convinced this project would never see the light of day. Turns out I may be wrong.
TheWrap is now reporting that production for The Crow is set to begin this January, with Momoa still attached to play Eric Draven, a man who rises from the dead to seek vengeance on those who murdered him and his fiancee. According to the outlet, Momoa will head to set after his work on Justice League is done.
A lot seems to be riding on this film, as it comes following the bankruptcy of studio Relativity Media. By making The Crow a priority, they are likely positioning the movie to be a big hit for it in hopes that it may help to restore its reputation in the industry. While I could see their perspective, considering The Crow is a known entity, this is a project that’s wallowed in development hell for so long. As such, I wonder if there’s too much baggage with the movie for it to be a true hit in the eyes of movie and comic fans.
What do you think? Are you happy that The Crow is finally getting remade, or do you think they should’ve closed the doors on this one long ago?
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