UPDATE: Ashland Hill Media Finance has come aboard to co-finance Rupert Sanders’ upcoming The Crow reboot. The film is now in post-production.
UPDATE: Singer-songwriter FKA Twigs (Honeyboy) has joined the cast of The Crow reboot.
The project is heading to the Cannes market with FilmNation Entertainment as production is set to start rolling this summer in Czech Republic (Prague) and Germany (various locations).
UPDATE: Director Rupert Sanders (Ghost in the Shell) is set to helm The Crow with IT star Bill Skarsgard taking on the role of Eric Draven. Edward R. Pressman and Malcolm Gray is serving as producers from a script by Zach Baylin (King Richard).
With a reported $50 million budget, production on the reboot starts rolling this June in Prague and Munich.
UPDATE: The on-again off-again The Crow reboot is officially back in development according to rights owner Ed Pressman.
Pressman shared with IndieWire that “he and his partners are expected to announce a new director and cast in the near future” and that the approach will be to “reboot” the franchise.
UPDATE: At this point, they mind as well scrap the project altogether. Despite production being set to start in a few weeks, the curse continues as director Corin Hardy and leading man Jason Momoa has stepped away from the film.
According to ComicBookMovie.com the inability of Davis Films’ Samuel Hadida to close a deal with Sony financially and creatively in a timely manner caused the director and star to exit the project.
Stay tuned to see if this ‘Crow’ will ever be reborn.
UPDATE: Jason Momoa (Justice League) has confirmed via Instagram that he is ready to start production on The Crow Reborn with director Corin Hardy.
UPDATE: The Crow reboot, officially titled The Crow Reborn, is officially set to start production in early 2018. Corin Hardy (The Hallow) remains on board to direct but there is currently no confirmation if Jason Momoa is still involved.
Creator James O’ Barr stated: “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.”
Stay tuned for more details.
UPDATE: The on-again off-again status of The Crow reboot is apparently ON again. According to reports, Jason Momoa (Aquaman) is currently in talks to take on the title role!
UPDATE: According to The Crow creator James O’Barr the reboot is still on the fast track despite recent financial and casting problems.
O’Barr stated to COMICBOOK.COM that “It’s still very much a live property. The company, Pressman Films, that owns The Crow film and TV rights, licensed it to a studio named Relativity. And Relativity made like a hundred bad movies and lost money so now they’re in financial trouble. So the producers are just going to take it to another studio if Relativity can’t get backing again. It’s going to happen. I talked to Pressman Films a couple of weeks ago and they said within two or three weeks, we should have it placed at a new studio. Because the day Relativity announced that they were having financial problems, there were like a dozen other studios that called about getting The Crow property. it definitely will happen.”
There you have it. Looks like ‘The Crow’ reboot will come back to life after all.
UPDATE: More trouble have emerged. It does not seem like this The Crow remake will be able to fly any time soon. Pre-production on the film have officially been canceled due to Relativity filing for bankruptcy.
Stay tuned for more details on if this remake will ever see the light of day.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
First Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6) and now Jack Huston (The Longest Ride) have dropped out of the leading role in the reboot of The Crow due to “scheduling issues”.
Director Corin Hardy stated: “Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on ‘The Crow’. ‘The Crow’ is an amazing project, and I am grateful that we have the time and patience to get it right. We look forward to unveiling our new lead and starting to film over the next several weeks.”
The studio is now looking at either Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) or Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) among a list of potential candidates to take on the role made famous by the late Brandon Lee.
Whoever it will be, they have HUGE shoes to fill.
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