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The Crow remake hits another snag, production possibly stalled

11.17.2016

Just like the Lee family, THE CROW remake just can't seem to catch a break, can it?

Apparently Relativity Studios, who owned the rights to THE CROW and had been developing the film for years (which at one point even had Bradley Cooper as the star), has recently just sold the rights to the property off. According to The Hollywood Reporter:

Samuel Hadida’s Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow have acquired the rights to finance, produce and distribute The Crow Reborn, a reboot of the cult classic franchise.

No word if Jason Momoa (AQUAMAN) is still attached to play this version of The Crow or not. I honestly wouldn't mind if he doesn't, as I don't think he really fits the character. Personally, I always saw Eric Draven - if he indeed was going to play Draven - being somewhat scrawny so that he needed the supernatural powers of healing and invulnerability to defeat his enemies, while Momoa is so big and muscular that it seems like he could take revenge even without the powers. But that's just me.

Principal photography is still apparently scheduled to begin in 2017, but after the change over there's no telling if that's still the case or not. I guess we'll find out soon enough if this movie will rise from the grave like its main character did, or remain in the ground forever.

I don't know how I feel about all this. I mean, I love the first CROW film (so much so that it's been my go-to Halloween costume three years in a row, though I look more like Violent J from ICP in a trenchcoat than I do Brandon Lee), but never liked the sequels. And, quite frankly, I wouldn't mind if they left well enough alone. However, if it's true that they want to keep it closer to the original comics, that could be interesting. 

But what do you guys think? Any fans of the original? And if so, what do you think about the idea of a reboot that's closer to the comics? Sound off below!

Extra Tidbit: THE CROW was one of the first instances of using CGI to digitally map one actor's face onto another (which was necessary after star Brandon Lee's untimely death before the end of shooting).
Source: THR

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