“The Crow” a mid-90s comicbook-to-movie adaptation will finally take flight in its “reboot” after a myriad of setback.
Relativity Media, who has claimed the rights, will begin its principal photography in March next year, reports The Wrap. It is currently shaking the cobwebs of post-bankruptcy and has “The Crow” on top of its priority list. Producer Edward R. Pressman divulged that Relativity has shouldered an “excess of $7 million” for starting up the franchise. The contract covers the rights in the property’s sequel, prequel and remake entitlements.
The film will still have director Corin Hardy who superseded Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Gonzalez. Hardy is noted for his indie horror-flick “The Hallow” which was a creepy sensation in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Fangoria recently caught up with Hardy during the Halloween-night screening of “The Hallow” as he was dressed-up in “The Crow” make-up during New York City’s Scary Movie Festival.
“It’s waiting to get restarted and I’m waiting to restart it, and continue the work we were doing,” Hardy said erasing rumors that the long-winding project will be shelved.
He also added that, “[he] looks forward to making it…[as they] were deep into it until this past summer.”
Despite these recent developments, “The Crow” is still without a lead actor as mentioned in IGN. Jack Huston of “Boardwalk Empire” fame had to call it quits due to scheduling conflicts. The 32-year-old signed-up for the production after Luke Evans exited the project.
Nevertheless, Relativity issued a statement, “Corin Hardy has a tremendous vision for The Crow, and we are working closely with him to continue prepping the movie and supporting him as he brings his vision to the big screen.”
It has been speculated that Nicholas Hoult and Jack O’ Connell are being eyed up to fill the void.
“The Crow” originally starred Brandon Lee as a murdered rock musician who is reawakened by supernatural forces to take revenge on those who killed him and his fiancée. Lee was accidentally killed by a freak accident during the filming of the movie.
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