Another movie based on The Crow has been in development off-and-on for the past decade. This reimagining of the James O’Barr graphic novel has struggled to lock down a cast and director, with actors like Bradley Cooper and Luke Evans being attached and suddenly exiting.
Most recently, Sony picked up the film, titled The Crow Reborn, with an October 2019 date set. Jason Momoa was cast as Eric Draven, with Corin Hardy hired to direct. However, they have now dropped out too.
According to Deadline, Jason Momoa and Corin Hardy have formally exited The Crow Reborn. The site says this was the result of creative and financial differences with Samuel Hadida, whose Davis Films is a financier. The movie was deep into pre-production, with filming scheduled to begin in five weeks.
Momoa confirmed the news on Instagram today. While the Aquaman star says that Eric Draven is his dream role, he won’t do it unless it’s done right. He also shared a glimpse of concept art and makeup from the planned film.
I’ve waited 8 years to play this dream role. I love you @corinhardy and @sonypictures unfortunately I may have to wait 8 more. Not our team. But I swear I will. James O’Barr sorry to let you down I won’t on the next. This film needs to be set free. And to the fans. Sorry. I can’t play anything but what this film deserves and it needs love. I’m ready when it’s right. Love u Corin aloha j
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