I’m filing this in the “I’ll believe it when I see it” category, we’ve just learned that Relativity Media’s reboot of ‘The Crow‘ is set to go into production this coming January. For a film that has been plagued with director and actor changes as well as a bankruptcy by the primary company creating it, this is news I wouldn’t want to hold my breath for. Of course, once they had cast Jason Momoa (‘Game of Thrones’,’Conan the Barbarian’) in the lead role it seems unlikely that they would want to cause further delays. Especially when the film has previously had Bradley Cooper, Mark Wahlberg, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Norman Reedus, and Jack Huston all cast in various roles. This reboot has been so plagued by production issues that it was back in 2008 when we first heard casting news on it which is what will have many skeptical that it is actually happening.
While many are strongly against the 1994 Brandon Lee film being rebooted, every step of the way the studio and various directors have stated that this iteration will be closer to James O’Barr’s source material. The original graphic novel was followed by telling the story of Eric Draven’s murder and return from the dead for revenge but quite a bit was left out.
With Relativity having turned the corner in its bankruptcy proceedings, ‘The Crow’ is one of the prime properties that the studio is eyeing in order to return to the levels of success it was once known for. For many, a reboot is not the way to go. However, a known property with a big star might just be what can put Relativity Media back in the spotlight in a good way if they are able to pull it off with Colin Hardy still rumored to be in the director’s chair.
Are you willing to give Relativity’s reboot of ‘The Crow’ a shot? Do you think that it’ll actually even happen this time? How do you feel about Momoa taking on the character of Eric Draven? Share your thoughts below!
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