A remake of the 1994 Alex Proyas film The Crow based on the graphic novel by James O’Barr is getting ready to begin production and now there is a release date.
Relativity Media and Sony are getting the film in gear with a new director and a new star. Jason Mamoa (Aquaman) is starring in the film with Corin Hardy directing.
This reboot of The Crow is said to be a more faithful adaptation of James O’Barr’s 1989 classic story and will focus on musician Eric Draven (Mamoa) who is murdered along with his fiancee and brought back to life to avenge their deaths. No other casting news has been announced, but there should be some soon considering that the film has been given an official release date from Sony.
Proyas, who directed the original film has made his feelings known about the reboot. “THE CROW would not be a movie worth ‘remaking’ if it wasn’t for Brandon Lee,” he wrote. “If it wasn’t for Brandon you may never have even heard of this poignant little underground comic. It is Brandon’s movie. I believe it is a special case where Hollywood should just let it remain a testament to a man’s immense talent and ultimate sacrifice — and not have others re-write that story or add to it. I know sequels were made, and TV shows, and what have you, but the notion of ‘rebooting’ this story, and the original character — a character Brandon gave life to at too high a cost — seems wrong to me.”
The Crow is scheduled to be released in theaters October 11, 2019.