The Crow Remake Starts Shooting in Early 2018

Posted 2017/10/31 0 0

It sounds like the reboot of The Crow might be finally taking flight.


Believe it or not, it looks like The Crow is actually getting rebooted. Chatting with Screen Geek in a recent interview, James O'Barr, the creator of the comic book that franchise is based on, said the following when asked for an update:

“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.”

Those who like The Crow will probably like the idea that James O'Barr is involved. The other interesting thing about this update is that he confirms Corin Hardy (The Hallow, The Nun) is still attached to direct. Quite a few directors and actors have been attached to the project at various points, but it looks like Sony wants to stick with the guy who was working on it most recently. Unfortunately, O'Barr doesn't make any mention of Jason Momoa, who's been attached to play Eric Draven for some time now. Momoa is currently shooting Aquaman, while Hardy is in post-production on The Conjuring spin-off The Nun, so it's possible their schedules will align. Momoa, or whoever plays the part, will have some big shoes to fill, as there's still a lot of love for Brandon Lee, who was tragically killed while making the original adaptation of The Crow 1994.

The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. Tracking down the thugs responsible for the crimes and mercilessly murdering them, Eric eventually confronts head gangster Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) to complete his macabre mission.

The original Crow starred Brandon Lee as Draven. The actor died during production of the film after an accidental shooting on set. The movie was followed by three sequels and a Canadian TV series. At one point, Rob Zombie was going to direct a sequel titled The Crow: 2037, which never materialized.

There is no release date announced for this reboot of The Crow.