Just a few weeks ago, we reported that Relativity’s remake of The Crow was over. Finished. Finito la comedia.
The news, although disappointing, wasn’t all that shocking, considering that the project was in the works for years and went through multiple directors and leads.
However, at a recent panel hosted by ComicBook.com, creator James O’Barr said that the project, “…definitely will happen.”
O’Barr elaborated, stating:
It’s still very much a live property. The company, Pressman Films, that owns The Crow film and TV rights, licensed it to a studio named Relativity. And Relativity made like a hundred bad movies and lost money so now they’re in financial trouble. So the producers are just going to take it to another studio if Relativity can’t get backing again. It’s going to happen. I talked to Pressman Films a couple of weeks ago and they said within two or three weeks, we should have it placed at a new studio. Because the day Relativity announced that they were having financial problems, there were like a dozen other studios that called about getting The Crow property.
It’s interesting to see such candid speech bandied about but, at the same time, it’s exciting to think that we’ll see Eric Draven once again rise from the grave.
While I love the original film (and still do to this day), I can’t deny that it’s a bit dated. A new take on it may very well offer something exciting and thrilling. Let’s remain hopeful as this project aims to take flight once again.