The Crow director expands on 'hard decisions' behind exiting the reboot

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Jun 1, 2018, 10:00 PM EDT

Yesterday, we reported the news that The Crow director Corin Hardy had left the project, along with star Jason Momoa. Now Hardy has released a statement via his Instagram detailing the "hard decisions" that sometimes need to be made. In this case, those included leaving the project altogether.

The latest adaptation of James O'Barr's comic The Crow has been met with many setbacks over the course of development, including a legal battle and multiple directors and stars being attached. Then Deadline reported that both director Hardy and star Momoa had departed the most recent version of the project earlier this week, due to "creative and financial differences."

In his Instagram post below, Hardy opens up about what led to the separation, mentioning first that he "knew from the off, that the idea of making a new version of The Crow was never going to be for everyone, because it is a beloved film." He goes on to say that "sometimes, when you love something so much, you have to make hard decisions. And yesterday, deciding it was time to let go of this dark & emotional dream project, was the hardest decision of all." 

After news broke, Momoa confirmed his departure as well with his own Instagram post, stating that he "waited 8 years to play this dream role" and "is ready when it’s right."

Will the time ever be right for a reboot of The Crow? Should the film that Brandon Lee was mysteriously killed making be rebooted at all? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. 

(via EW)