After a long period of gestation and behind the scenes issues, Sony Pictures just recently dated their long-delayed The Crow reboot for October 11, 2019, with filming set to begin real soon. Corin Hardy (The Nun) had been attached to direct, with the always badass Jason Momoa playing the iconic role of the vengeful Eric Draven.
Sadly, Deadline reports this morning that The Crow is once again grounded, as both Hardy and Momoa have exited the project. The site notes that both men “formally withdrew from the film this morning.” They add that “Sony was close to exiting as the film’s worldwide distributor.”
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I’m told this has to do with creative and financial differences with Samuel Hadida, whose Davis Films holds the underlying rights and who was financing the film. Production was gearing up to start within the next five weeks in Budapest, and the picture was in full pre-production with Hardy presiding.
Reportedly, Sony being on the verge of exiting directly led to Hardy and Momoa leaving.
Not long ago, The Crow (1994) director Alex Proyas expressed his displeasure in a remake of the film, worrying that it’d tarnish Brandon Lee’s legacy. Looks like he’s getting his wish.