The long-gestating remake of The Crow has found a new home at Sony. The planned film had previously languished for almost 10 years at Relativity, before the company folded.
The original 1994 film was a dark action-fantasy starring Brandon Lee, who tragically and infamously died from an accidental shooting during filming. Based on James O’Barr’s 1989 comic of the same name, it’s a supernatural story of revenge, about a man who comes back from the dead to avenge both himself and his slain girlfriend. Thanks to its distinctive art style and the unusual circumstances of Lee’s death, the film became an underground cult sensation, and hugely influential toward ‘90s goth culture. Even in the world of professional wrestling, the influence of The Crow reverberated when WCW’s Sting abandoned his trademark bright colors and became “Crow Sting,” a character that stuck for the rest of his career.
The film had previously been rumored to star Jason Momoa and be directed by Corin Hardy, although neither are officially signed on to the project at Sony. The Hollywood Reporter, however, suggests that “insiders” claim the plan still does involve the former Khal Drogo and upcoming Aquaman as star. It is suggested that this version of The Crow will remain closer to O’Barr’s original source material.
We’ll just have to see if this long-troubled project can now find the momentum to move forward.