Jason Momoa & Director Corin Hardy Leave ‘The Crow’ Reboot | Film News


A remake of 1994’s The Crow has long been talked about, but just as there was movement on a reboot, the potential film has had its wings clipped again. Star Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy have formally left the project. This news comes after Sony was reportedly close to exiting as the film’s worldwide distributor.


Much of the reason for Momoa and Hardy’s decision to walk away was, according to Deadline, because of creative and financial differences with Samuel Hadida, whose Davis Films hold underlying rights and were financing the film. Production was gearing up to begin within the next five weeks in Budapest.


Sony had announced last September that they had picked up the worldwide distribution rights for the film, and even announced an October 11, 2019 release date. However, insiders say the deal was never formally completed, and Hadida’s inability to close the deal left Sony with the jitters and constantly looking towards the exit.


This led to the exits of Momoa and Hardy, marking the second time the director has left the project. Their re-imagining of the original graphic novel by James O’Barr, that was turned into the aforementioned 1994 film starring Brandon Lee and directed by Alex Proyas, is now dead in the water.


Another studio may try and revive the project with a new creative team. We will wait and see. Momoa will now turn his attention to helping promote Aquaman, while Hardy already has his next project set up; The Nun, a spinoff from The Conjuring.



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