The Crow remake has lost a number of directors over the years, and last December the latest director to quit the project was F. Javier Gutiérrez. He was quickly replaced with British director Corin Hardy (The Hallow), and with his debut feature film The Hallow winning praise at Sundance, Hardy now sounds like a great directing choice, so long as he stays!
It was last month that Luke Evans, who was attached for well over a year, decided to leave the project also as he could “not wait much longer”, and had other commitments.
It was last month that Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) was rumoured for the lead role in The Crow reboot, and now Dread Central have confirmed the news.
One of their reporters spoke with The Crow writer James O’Barr at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, and O’Barr told them:
Jack Huston has definitely been cast,” that he was “really happy with that choice,” and that the film “will shoot in a couple of months.”
He once again confirmed that the remake would be a straight adaptation of the graphic novel, and that production is expected to begin in the Spring. I will believe that if and when it finally happens.