After many attempts to resurrect the film with many actors being cast then leaving and directors being sought, the reboot of The Crow is finally coming as a start date of January has been set.
Jason Momoa has officially signed on to take over the role of Eric Draven, a musician who is murdered along with his fiancee of Devil’s Night only to be resurrected as an avenging ghost who must find those responsible for his and his fiancee’s murders. Momoa has taken over the role after the departures of talents such as Luke Evans, Jack Huston, and Bradley Cooper. It is unclear if Jessica Brown Findlay will still be in the film as the late Shelley Webster.
Colin Hardy will be directing the film based on the James O’Barr graphic novel, which was first released as a motion picture in 1994 that immortalized Brandon Lee, who sadly passed away on March 31, 1993 on the set of the film. The film was completed with the use of Lee’s friend and double Chad Stahelski as the body double with computer effects involved and has been hailed as a cult hit film.
The 1994 film spawned three thematic sequels and a 1998 series adaptation, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, starring Mark Dacascos as Eric.
No release date has been set but with the target date set to begin production, we could be seeing a late 2017 or early 2018 release.
H/T: Dark Horizons