It looks like The Crow is about to take flight.
For many of us, the movie The Crow holds a special place in our hearts, at least it does for me. It's was a great movie with a tragic real-life ending. Due to a fatal on-set accident, The Crow marked Brandon Lee's final film. However, that wasn't the last time we would see The Crow make an appearance. For all those that may have blocked out the painful sequel memories or just didn't know. They ended up making four movies. The Crow (1994), The Crow: City of Angels (1996), The Crow: Salvation (2000) and The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005). They even did a tv show called The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998) that was based on the 1994 movie and ran for one season with twenty-two episodes.
As many fans may already know, there's been talk about remaking the 1994 movie The Crow, which original starred Brandon Lee, for a while now. Unfortunately, it's seen its share of problems getting off the ground. Directors would quit, stars signed on and then left etc., you know, basic film problems. Now, it looks like things are back in motion because Corin Hardy has been re-hired to direct the reboot.
So, here's what we know so far. The title of the movie is The Crow Reborn. Jason Momoa (Justice League) has signed on to play Eric Draven. Sony is on board to produce the movie and (reportedly) also handle distribution worldwide. James O'Barr, the creator of the comic, will be actively involved in the reboot. Here's what O'Barr had to say about the movie. “As of right now, it’s slated to start pre-production in February with a very talented British director named Corin Hardy. I’m involved in every aspect of the film and working closely with the director.”
Now the film is being called a reboot, but it's also supposed to be a more faithful adaptation of O'Barr's graphic novel. How all of this will play out I have no idea, but I loved the original movie and the graphic novel. So, here's to hoping for the best...