The long-awaited reboot of The Crow, with Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa in the role made famous by Brandon Lee, has hit a serious snag that could see the film remain in development hell for the foreseeable future.
First released back in 1994, The Crow was something of a sleeper hit, helping launch the career of director Alex Proyas in the process.
A further three films followed, along with a short-lived TV series, but with over a decade passed since the last outing in the series – The Crow: Wicked Prayer starring Edward Furlong, Tara Reid and David Boreanaz – it appeared ripe for the remake/reboot treatment.
Things had appeared to be progressing nicely in recent months after it was confirmed that Corin Hardy would direct the movie with Momoa in the titular role.
Those plans now look in doubt, however, after the production moved from Relativity to Davis Films in a move that rarely spells good news when it comes to a long-delayed project.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news, which will see producer Edward R Pressman remain on the project with the film given the working title of The Crow Reborn.
However, it remains unclear as to whether Momoa or Hardy are still attached to the project with the former’s involvement in the DC Comics’ Justice League and Aquaman franchises potentially hindering his availability.
With principal photography slated to commence in 2017, fans may not have to wait long to find out exactly what The Crow Reborn will look like – or at least that is the hope.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.