When Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy it was believed that the long gestating reboot of The Crow would perish with it. However, the creator of the comic book James O’Barr has let it be known that The Crow remake is still moving forward.
“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.”
Director Corin Hardy was behind the most recent attempt prior to things at Relativity going to the wall. It remains unclear if Hardy is still attached, but as the project is currently without a studio we’ll have to wait and see.
I have a lot of love for the original movie, three poor sequels and a frankly woeful TV series did little to extend the franchise potential. The reboot has had a tough time getting out of development hell, multiple actors have been associated with the role of Eric Draven and multiple actors have exited. I accept that just about everything gets rebooted these days, but maybe this is one reboot that shouldn’t be rebooted.