Could this finally be happening?
We’ve had so many false starts and development hiccups, with directors and actors coming and going, it seemed like we would never get the long-gestating reboot of The Crow. Well, not only is the movie actually happening, it turns out that the cameras are set to start rolling very soon.
According to The Wrap, Relativity has lined up the Crow reboot for a production start in January, with Jason Momoa attached in the lead. Word is that the studio, which is recovering from a much-publicised bankruptcy, is keen to get this project moving as soon as possible.
Word broke last month that Momoa would be taking on the titular role. The actor took to Instagram with a picture of himself drinking a Guinness alongside director Colin Hardy (The Hallow), who has been placed at the helm. “The only way to officially seal the deal as men Is a pint of black beauty,” Momoa posted.
The reboot is said to be more in line with the comic book, which follows Eric Draven, a murder victim who returns from the dead in order to take revenge on those responsible for his fiancée’s death. Alex Proyas adapted the comic book in a 1994 film starring Brandon Lee. While the film is much loved and has accumulated quite the fanbase over the years, it’s quite different from the source material, so this version promises to not be a complete retread.
This marks another big role for Momoa, who played Conan the Barbarian in 2011 and who we saw as Aquaman in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor will reprise the role of Aquaman in Snyder’s Justice League and the hero’s first solo picture, to be directed by The Conjuring helmer James Wan. The standalone Aquaman film is scheduled for U.S. release on July 27, 2018.