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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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11:40AM on 11/18/2016
Ya know, there is another franchise that kept trying to reboot itself. It was called Terminator: Rise of the Machines, then Terminator: Salvation, followed by Terminator: Genesys. Since The Crow came out, its sequels were terrible and they constantly have had greenlight issues with the reboot. At WHAT point does one say "Leave well enough alone"?
The Crow is my Devils Night movie I watch almost every year. I'm more than happy with what we got considering it had such a huge loss with Brandon
Ya know, there is another franchise that kept trying to reboot itself. It was called Terminator: Rise of the Machines, then Terminator: Salvation, followed by Terminator: Genesys. Since The Crow came out, its sequels were terrible and they constantly have had greenlight issues with the reboot. At WHAT point does one say "Leave well enough alone"?
The Crow is my Devils Night movie I watch almost every year. I'm more than happy with what we got considering it had such a huge loss with Brandon Lee being killed.
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8:37PM on 11/17/2016

It's dead... We have already given up on a quality version

Even if this project gets made, the studios don't have the confidence to give it a proper budget. So, if its going to suck anyways, just let it go.
Even if this project gets made, the studios don't have the confidence to give it a proper budget. So, if its going to suck anyways, just let it go.
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7:52PM on 11/17/2016
I'm sure nobody saw this coming.
I'm sure nobody saw this coming.
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7:46PM on 11/17/2016
I absolutely adore both the first film and the original comic and honestly would love a quality reboot(as much as I love the Brandon Lee film, I do think that they could make an even better or at least equally good film with the right director) but the longer this remake gets delayed the worst the more B-List the attached talent seems to get.
I absolutely adore both the first film and the original comic and honestly would love a quality reboot(as much as I love the Brandon Lee film, I do think that they could make an even better or at least equally good film with the right director) but the longer this remake gets delayed the worst the more B-List the attached talent seems to get.
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6:31PM on 11/17/2016
I wanted to green light this as a good sign that they will finally LET! IT! DIE!
This is one of the most cherished movies of my life, let alone my teen years. Some things are just meant to be left alone.
I wanted to green light this as a good sign that they will finally LET! IT! DIE!
This is one of the most cherished movies of my life, let alone my teen years. Some things are just meant to be left alone.
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5:35PM on 11/17/2016

Throw in the towell

GIVE. UP.
GIVE. UP.
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4:37PM on 11/17/2016

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There's been many signs that this movie shouldn't be made. Just give it up already.
There's been many signs that this movie shouldn't be made. Just give it up already.
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