After many false starts, the reboot of The Crow might actually be moving forward. After being abandoned several months ago by Relativity Media, Sony has now stepped in.
James O’Barr, the creator of the comic that the 1994 film was inspired by, was recently asked about the status of the new version in an interview with ScreenGeek. He revealed not only that the film’s title is The Crow Reborn but that it is gearing up to start filming in 2018. He also stated that he is he is very involved in the creative process this time around.
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.” Movieweb quoted O’Barr as saying.
One thing O’Barr did not confirm is if Aquaman actor Jason Momoa, who was attached to play Eric Draven, the part originally played by Brandon Lee, will be playing the character returned from the dead for vengeance. Lee was killed in an accident on the set of the original film.
The movie which was first set to film back in 2010, has had a lot of problems getting off the ground with several actors and directors backing out of the project. Maybe this time The Crow will actually fly.