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‘The Crow’ Remake Rights Were Just Purchased, Saving the Film

The Crow

After years and years in development hell with the troubled Relativity, TheWrap is reporting that Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow have acquired the rights to finance, produce and distribute The Crow Reborn, a reboot of the cult classic franchise.

Scheduling for the film is up in the air but the group hopes to maintain the same pace the film was on, an individual familiar with the project told the site.

Relativity had been targeting a January shoot with The Hallow‘s Corin Hardy still attached to direct, we can confirm exclusively. There was a recent report also citing that Jason Momoa, the “Game of Thrones” alum who plays Aquaman in the upcoming DC comics films, in talks to star. No word on his attachment. An official announcement on the film is imminent, we’re told.

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.



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  • steven gray

    they need to leave this film alone. there should not be a remake to this film and everyone in there right mind knows that…

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    And yet another once respected franchise queues up for the reboot toilet. Some films really just need to be left alone. The Crow is one of them. Just reboot it’s awful sequels.

  • DAWnofthedead 91

    Bollocks… this isn’t good news!

    Almost every movie I’ve loved that’s been remade has been a total failure, though my frame of reference is mostly from the last decade-and-a-half. That’s why it makes me giddy when I see movies in production hell: the likelihood that some random director will shit out a basic rehash, usually removing the charm and magic of the original, goes way down.

  • Vincent Kane

    So since they are making a remake does that mean I don’t get to watch the original anymore? Does it go away? Do they edit it in some way it ruins the original masterpiece? gawsh!!!

    • Mr.347

      I know, riiiiiiight? Like, I was just watching “Star Wars,” and, like, it was totally the same as it was in 1977.

  • Crow

    There’s been many signs that this movie shouldn’t be made. Just give it up already.

  • huntermc

    This is like the Spawn movie reboot – something that was cool in its time, but should be in the nineties, where it came from.

  • The Lunatic Fringe

    I am all for this reboot. Let’s be honest, The Crow franchise is not good. It consists of one really good movie that was followed by a slew of god awful sequels. If this means that we could potentially see another good Crow film in the theaters, then I say go for it. The original is one of my favorite movies of all time. I want to experience that again.

    • DAWnofthedead 91

      What I saw of four looked like pants, but I saw parts of the third that looked all right.

      That being said, they’re talking about a *remake*. If this were marketed and hyped as a sequel, I doubt it would receive the negativity here. The problem is that we all know how remakes generally play out, and it seems more likely that it will be a way to try gaining more money given the fanbase the original has already built.

  • Oh come on, just fuck the remake. And why Corin Hardy? He has hardly any directorial experience. “Hallows” was ok, but nothing special.

  • ER IC

    Momoa seems like a good choice although I just don’t understand why they insist on remaking it. The Original is my all time favorite movie suitably made for its particular era. In my mind there was no other movies but the one. If a remake insist on happening, I’d personally like Frank Dilate from “Fear the Walking Dead” to play Eric Draven. I think he has exactly what it takes for it.

    • oh_riginal

      Of all the suggestions and even actual actors that were up for the part in the past, this is the first and only one that has made any sort of sense. Bravo for the idea!

  • PsychoMantis18

    Thank god; I couldn’t live with just the comics and the already awesome movie-adaption.

  • Bloodspatta

    After the many, many false starts I think it’s all an omen that this remake just shouldnt go ahead.

  • marklola12 .

    whats the point, we all know what will happen when this movie does finally get made and released…like all movies in dev hell….it will flop

  • WWGtv

    Fuck yoooouuuu, Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow! You unoriginal bastards!

  • Jonathan Larsson

    Whatever… That movie was never really that good to begin with.

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