It was supposed to be the resurgence fans have been waiting decades for. Sony’s The Crow: Reborn was to be helmed by Corin Hardy with Jason Momoa playing revenant Eric Craven; the production even had the blessing of Crown creator James O’Barr, who was attached as a creative consultant. You can probably tell by my use of the past tense that things haven’t gone as planned.
Hardy enigmatically quit the gig mere weeks after The Crow: Reborn was set to go before cameras; Momoa followed suit, announcing his departure shortly after. While this left plans for the property uncertain, we’re getting official news today that the film is kaput.
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After pulling The Crow: Resurrection from its slated release date of October 11th, 2019, Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Sony has axed the project completely.
Maybe it can rain all the time!
For now, 1994’s The Crow, directed by Alex Proyas, will remain the paradigm of the franchise and a memorial to Brandon Lee, who famously (and tragically) lost his life in a freak accident during production. If it’s been a while, give the trailer and synopsis for 1994’s The Crow below.
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.
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