Despite having no star attached to play the iconic role of Eric Draven, it looks like production on The Crow reboot will be going full steam ahead.
Producer Edward Pressman revealed that the troubled movie is set to shoot in early 2016, despite the financial problems of Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Studios which lost its star, Jack Huston, in June when the Boardwalk Empire star dropped out. Right before Huston, The Crow had already lost Luke Evans, who’d been attached to star. Following Huston's departure, the studio then filed for bankruptcy in July. Pressman told Variety:
“Despite Relativity’s problems, we’re going ahead now. Relativity is putting up a good amount of money to do that. They are putting up significant holding money. They are moving ahead in a constructive and positive way and Ryan Kavanaugh seems totally committed to this theme.”
When Blastr caught up with Corin Hardy a few weeks ago, the director was more than ready and willing to helm the project Pressman believes has the same kind of franchise potential as The Hunger Games series. The producer is currently putting a holding deal together for Hardy. Pressman also added:
“Corin and I are discussing as we speak who to go to, to play The Crow. We’ll find The Crow and shoot it in the first half of next year.”
Maybe they should finally look to The Crow comic book creator James O’ Barr’s personal choice to play Eric Draven, Being Human’s Sam Witwer? Although the names of Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) have been bandied about. What do you think?