The Crow is one of those films that just can’t get a break. For years, this project has been in the works in some form or another, and just when it seems to be gaining momentum, it tends to get the legs cut out from under it. However, with Jason Momoa behind the project, along with director Corin Hardy, it finally seemed like this could be it.
Apparently not. Deadline is now reporting that the long-in-development remake has hit another roadblock. Earlier this morning, both Hardy and Momoa formally withdrew from the picture. This came on the heels of Sony exiting as the film’s worldwide distributor. Apparently, Samuel Hadida, who holds underlying rights and is financing the film, and Sony were actually unable to actually close the deal, despite reports and announcements to the contrary.
There were creative and financial differences with Hadida, which eventually left to Sony, Momoa, and Hardy all departing the project. Personally, this doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. I’m fairly confident The Crow is one of those movies that will be in development in some form or another forever, but will likely never be realized.
Of course, part of this has to do with the nature of the original film, which led to the death of star Brandon Lee, but when all said and done, it still doesn’t seem to be a movie anyone is clamoring to see.
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