The Crow reboot has been in development for nearly ten years, and more and more it feels like it will never actually get made. The latest snag was that Relativity Media cancelled the reboot to try and save their finances, and at this point the reboot had Corin Hardy (The Hallow) attached to direct.
Jack Huston was the most recent actor to be in line to play Eric Draven, but quit the project a short while ago, leaving the character yet again to be cast. The last we heard, the film as dead thanks to Relativity, but O’Barr seems to think it is still likely to happen.
Last weekend, O’Barr participated in a panel at the Twin Tiers Comic Con in Elmira, New York and said the following:
“It’s still very much a live property.”
“The company, Pressman Films, that owns The Crow film and TV rights, licensed it to a studio named Relativity. And Relativity made like a hundred bad movies and lost money so now they’re in financial trouble. So the producers are just going to take it to another studio if Relativity can’t get backing again. It’s going to happen. I talked to Pressman Films a couple of weeks ago and they said within two or three weeks, we should have it placed at a new studio. Because the day Relativity announced that they were having financial problems, there were like a dozen other studios that called about getting The Crow property. It definitely will happen.”
I can’t keep up with this reboot, and while Hardy should be a great director to make it (The Hallow is said to be incredible), more and more it feels like this reboot should just be laid to rest.