The Crow franchise has been in various stages of production for awhile now.
Several directors and actors for the lead role have come and gone. And once again history has repeated itself.
The Crow reboot was set to begin production and an October 11, 2019 release date was announced and would be distributed by Sony Pictures. Thursday morning Jason Momoa took to Instagram with a picture of himself with filmmaker Corin Hardy, who was set to direct the feature and an apologize to fans and The Crow creator James O’Barr on their departure.
“I’ve waited 8 years to play this dream role,” Momoa said. “I love you @corinhardy and @sonypictures unfortunately I may have to wait 8 more. Not our team. But I swear I will. James O’Barr sorry to let you down I won’t on the next. This film needs to be set free. And to the fans. Sorry. I can’t play anything but what this film deserves and it needs love. I’m ready when it’s right.”
It was reported that financial issues between the films producers and Sony were the cause of the film’s collapse.
The Crow has had a difficult ride on its way back to the big screen. Several big name actors have been attached to the film from Bradley Cooper to Mark Wahlberg, along with several directors. There have been rumors of script problems, financial issues that have been prolonging The Crow from enter production for over a decade before the current film was set to begin production.
If the film had been able to get made it was set to be aiming for a more faithful adaptation to James O’Barr’s original 1989 comic book of the same name. The original film grossed $50.7 million at the domestic box office. The original film starred Brandon Lee, who played a rock musician that came back from the dead to avenge his murder and the rape and murder of his girlfriend, became a cult hit after he died during the production of the film due to be shot with defective blanks, days before The Crow wrapped. The Crow and it’s sequel The Crow City of Angels we’re both distributed by Miramax.
Jason Momoa will star in Warner Bros’ Aquaman on December 21st.
Article written by Daniel Bowers