The long-gestating, problem-plagued reboot of The Crow looks like it’s actually about to take flight! The Wrap has just reported that Relativity Media hopes to begin shooting the film in January. This comes as great news to many fans who have been waiting for movement on this project for years.
Per The Wrap:
“The Crow” reboot will be a new adaptation of James O’Barr’s cult classic comic book that was originally adapted for the 1994 film starring Brandon Lee and directed by Alex Proyas. Like the original, the story follows Eric Draven, a murder victim who returns from the dead, seeking vengeance on those who murdered him and his fiancée with the help of a mystical bird.
Jason Momoa is in talks to star as Eric Draven/The Crow and Colin Hardy is directing. Obviously, we’ll keep you posted as additional details emerge.
In the original The Crow (released in 1994): The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. Tracking down the thugs responsible for the crimes and mercilessly murdering them, Eric eventually confronts head gangster Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) to complete his macabre mission.