For the last several years now, a reboot of The Crow has been in various stages of development. Most recently, we heard that Corin Hardy (The Nun) was set to direct, with Jason Momoa (Aquaman) attached to star; that’s apparently still the plan… with Sony now on board. Although yet to be confirmed, a few months ago it was reported that Sony Pictures has signed on to distribute The Crow Reborn worldwide.
With a distributor in place, creator James O’Barr is telling Los Angeles Comic-Con fans that he expects pre-production to begin as early as February 2018.
“As of right now, it’s slated to start pre-production in February with a very talented British director named Corin Hardy,” ScreenGeek reports. “I’m involved in every aspect of the film and working closely with the director.”
The big news here isn’t just that he confirms Hardy’s involvement, but that the creator of the franchise is actively involved! The Crow Reborn is being described as a reboot as well as a more faithful adaptation of the original graphic novel written by O’Barr.
The Crow follows Eric Draven (who would be played by Momoa), who returns from the dead to track down his killers and avenge his murdered fiancé with the help of a mystical bird.
Samuel Hadida’s Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow previously acquired the rights to finance, produce and distribute the film.