After years of developmental hell, the reboot of James O’Barr‘s iconic character of Eric Draven, aka The Crow, is looking to finally begin production. However, there is one small thing…
Relativity Media, who was originally set to produce the film, will no longer be involved in the film. Instead, an alliance between Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow will be handling the film. However, Relativity’s founder Ryan Kavanaugh will still serve as the film’s executive producer.
The new film also has an official title: The Crow Reborn. Jason Momoa is to play Eric Draven, a rock musician who, along with his fiancee, is gunned down and is resurrected when a crow lands on his graveyard.
The original film, released in 1994, was the final film of Brandon Lee, who was accidentally killed on the set due to a mishap with a prop gun. The film was successful that it spawned three thematic sequels and a TV series version of the original, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, which starred Mark Dacascos as Draven.
Momoa is still scheduled to play Draven, but there is a chance he may have to begin the Aquaman solo film soon, so we will have to see how it goes. Colin Hardy is still scheduled to direct the reboot of the film.
Shooting on The Crow Reborn is scheduled to begin in January.
H/T: Dark Horizons