‘The Crow’ remake has been in the works for a while now. The remakes latest leading man, Jack Huston has now backed out of the project. The new version of the 1994 classic has seen several actors, including Bradley Cooper and Luke Evans, both who signed to play the main character of Eric Draven (The Crow), also abandon the role. The updated movie has also lost directors and writers over the past couple years. Now we are expecting a new delay due to Huston’s leaving. Director Corin Hardy, who seems unphased, has made the statement that a new leading man will be chosen sometime with in the next month. To top things off , according to Variety, Embattled Relativity Studios is now considering selling the distribution rights to ‘The Crow’. The remake was schedule to premier in 2016, but at this point we do not know if that release date will change or if the movie will even be made.
All of the recent trouble feeds the rumors that a curse surrounds ‘The Crow’. Mystery and unanswered questions still surround the death of the original star, Brandon Lee, who was killed on the set of ‘The Crow’ on March 31, 1993. Brandon Lee, who was the son of martial arts master Bruce Lee, also starred in ‘Showdown in Little Tokyo’ (1991).
This is just my opinion, but maybe the studio should scrap the idea of a remake, you can not improve on perfection. It seems that the universe and the fans want it left alone any way.