It can’t rain all the time—or can it?
The saga to reboot The Crow for the 21st Century is becoming something akin to a white whale hunt, reminiscent of countless failed Dune remakes. Despite the fact that the latest incarnation of The Crow, produced by Sony, is set to commence filming in just a few weeks we’re getting word that the director and the star have both quit, sighting “creative differences”.
Deadline dropped the bomb:
EXCLUSIVE: The Crow has seen its wings clipped yet again. Sources tell me Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy formally withdrew from the film this morning. This after Sony was close to exiting as the film’s worldwide distributor. I’m told this has to do with creative and financial differences with Samuel Hadida, whose Davis Films holds underlying rights and who was financing the film. Production was gearing up to start within the next five weeks in Budapest, and the picture was in full pre-production with Hardy presiding.
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So this doesn’t really sound like a case of creative differences, does it? It sounds like a sinking ship. Perhaps it’s for the best, as many fans believe 1994’s The Crow, directed by Alex Proyas, should remain the paradigm as a memorial to Brandon Lee. What do you guys think?
For nostalgia, you can check out the trailer and synopsis for 1994’s The Crow below.
Official Synopsis: 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.