With Jason Momoa locked in to play Eric Draven, Relativity Media’s long-delayed and troubled reboot of “The Crow” is finally moving forward with a production start date set for this coming January.
The film, which has stalled in various stages of development and/or pre-production over the past six years, has had countless people attached to it from actors like Luke Evans, Bradley Cooper, Mark Wahlberg and Jack Huston to directors like Stephen Norrington, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and F. Javier Gutierrez.
Now there’s Momoa and director Corin Hardy locked in. At last report Jessica Brown Findlay was attached to play the female lead but it’s unclear if that’s still the case.
In “The Crow,” the night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven and his fiancee 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.
The project does not have a release date set at this time. Alex Tse (“Watchmen”) and Jesse Wigutow (“Tron 3”) have penned the script which is expected to be more faithful to James O’Barr’s original comic than the Alex Proyas 1994 adaptation.
Momoa will likely film this immediately before getting to work on James Wan’s “Aquaman” solo film.
Source: The Wrap