Alex Proyas’ The Crow was one of my favorite movies growing up, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it hasn’t aged well. In fact, I’m sort of hoping that it gets remade and is even more faithful to James O’Barr’s awesome comic book.
Relativity has been developing a fresh take on The Crow for years, which has seen various directors and actors attached to the project. Now, after escaping bankruptcy (in some capacity that I’ll never full understand), The Crow is looking to take flight once again.
The good news is that The Hallow‘s Corin Hardy is allegedly still attached, with the fresh report (over at Mashable) also citing that Jason Momoa, the “Game of Thrones” alum who plays Aquaman in the upcoming DC comics films, is in talks to star.
Momoa posted a photo of himself with Hardy several days ago on Instagram with the hashtags #sealthedeal, #greatnewstocome and #dreamjob. The Crow is the only movie that Hardy is known to be currently casting.
Multiple people close to the project confirm to the site that Momoa is in talks to play the role, and has figured out a way to work it around his Aquaman duties.
Many people have been attached as the lead role of Eric Draven, such as Bradley Cooper, Luke Evans, and Jack Huston, although all have since moved on since the film has been through such a tumultuous history.
The Crow follows Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to track down his killers and avenge his murdered fiancé with the help of a mystical bird.