There might yet be hope for a proper remake of The Crow. The Relativity Media property has had a remarkably difficult time in getting off the ground thanks to a litany of problems such as scheduling conflicts, creative conflicts, bankruptcies, and other delays. The reboot, which aims to replicate and improve upon the success of Alex Proyas’ 1994 cult favorite, previously had Luke Evans, Tom Hiddleston, James McAvoy, Bradley Cooper, and Jack Huston attached to star at various points.
But as Mashable now reports, Jason Momoa is the heir apparent to The Crow franchise; he’s in talks with the studio, having figured out a way to work the role in around his Aquaman duties. That should come as good news for fans of Momoa and The Crow, but fans of the DC superhero shouldn’t be worried: the plan is to get The Crow into theaters before the ocean-dweller’s standalone film hit theaters on July 27, 2018, which occurs after Warner Bros.’ Justice League on November 17, 2017.
Corin Hardy (The Hallow) is set to direct the remake based on the graphic novel by James O’Barr. Hardy is the latest in a similar succession of directors attached to the project, including Stephen Norrington, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and F. Javier Gutierez. He was actually bounced off the project by producer Ed Pressman at one point, but Hardy hung in there with Relativity and they’ve kept him on board. Then, the studio’s chief Ryan Kavanaugh brought in producer Dana Brunetti (The Social Network, Captain Phillips, House of Cards) to steer the company’s creative vision. It’s clear that The Crow is near the top of their list.
Here’s Momoa’s Instagram post, in which he shares a celebratory toast with Hardy, heralding the news:
For more on The Crow, take a look at some of our recent coverage below:
- That ‘The Crow’ Remake Might Still Happen After All
- ‘The Crow’ Reboot Crumbles as Director Corin Hardy Is Removed
- ‘The Crow’ Remake “Is Happening,” Says Director Corin Hardy
- ‘The Crow’ Reboot: Comic Creator Insists “It Definitely Will Happen”
- THE CROW Reboot Stalls Following Relativity Bankruptcy