The Crow reboot test footage shows Jason Momoa in character

A few years ago, we nearly got a reboot of The Crow (watch the original film HERE) that would have been directed by Corin Hardy (The Nun), with Jason Momoa as the lead character Eric Draven. After being attached to the project for several years, Hardy and Momoa both walked away from it over creative differences with the producers – but images of Momoa lifted from test footage recently surfaced online, which prompted filmmaker Ryan Unicomb, who says “basically my entire existence is focused on unmade/unused stuff”, to share the footage the images came from.

In the footage, you can see Momoa – “The Crow” makeup on his face – walking around and posing in character as Eric Draven.

Based on the comic book series created by James O’Barr, the first version of The Crow was directed by Alex Proyas and released in 1994. It had the following synopsis: 

The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. Tracking down the thugs responsible for the crimes and mercilessly murdering them, Eric eventually confronts head gangster Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) to complete his macabre mission.

There were three more Crow films made after that one, each following a different resurrected character. A reboot of the franchise has been in development hell since 2008, and Hardy recently said he’s holding on to hope that he’ll still have the chance to make The Crow someday.

What do you think of the Momoa / Draven footage? Do you want to see a version of The Crow with Momoa in the lead? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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