The Crow reboot changes studios, might finally escape development hell

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Nov 21, 2016, 11:25 AM EST (Updated)

It’s been a long, hard road for the new version of The Crow — but the project might have finally escaped development hell. It just had to find another studio, apparently. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project has left Relativity and will new be set up with Samuel Hadida’s Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow. The three entities have stepped up to apparently finance, produce and distribute the film. The film’s original producer, Edward R. Pressman, has been developing the reboot for some time, and will follow the project to its new home. No official word on whether director Colin Hardy is still attached, though Bloody Disgusting reports he is still planning to helm the film.

But who will star? The latest casting report indicated Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman) was in talks to take up the mantle of Eric Draven, and his potential involvement has not been confirmed at this point. But, if they manage to keep the rest of the creative team intact, it stands to reason Momoa could still be involved. Despite all the shake-ups, the studios still hope to get the film in production next year.

The long-gestating Crow project, titled The Crow Reborn, is a new adaptation of James O’Barr’s graphic novel The Crow. The comic inspired the 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, though this new version reportedly aims to be a more faithful adaptation of the original comic the previous film was based on. That’s a wise move, because any attempt to replicate The Crow would almost certainly pale in comparison to the original (See: Every Crow sequel up to this point).

With the deal apparently closed, expect some official word on the project to hit soon.

Are you glad to hear this one might finally be moving forward?

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