Exclusive: The Crow Reboot To Begin Pre-Production In February

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Last month, it was revealed that the reboot of The Crow had been is going to be distributed by Sony with the 1994 film’s producers. Though it wasn’t really confirmed if Corin Hardy and Jason Momoa were still attached, the actor and director did post some very interesting social media posts back in July that made it seem as though they were.

We had the chance to get James O’Barr’s (the creator of The Crow) comments about the status of the reboot at Los Angeles Comic Con, and he confirmed that Hardy was still involved:

“As of right now, it’s slated to start pre-production in February with a very talented British director named Corin Hardy. I’m involved in every aspect of the film and working closely with the director.”

While he didn’t mention Momoa’s involvement, the social media posts that we referenced are definitely an indication the actor is still involved in the project. Though fans of Brandon Lee’s film will say that the film should not be remade, it’s good to point out that this film will actually be a reboot, and given O’Barr’s tragic story that actually inspired him to make the comic – a reboot isn’t a big deal.

O’Barr has said he would never tarnish Lee’s legacy, and that’s what is definitely important to a lot of fans, so let’s see what he’s going to do with the upcoming movie before we rush to judgement. It’s good to point out that all of the awful sequels didn’t ruin his legacy in any way.

It’s good to hear that the creator is heavily involved in the project, and a sign that the filmmakers are committed to making a great film. Here’s hoping that it happens.

What do you think of rebooting The Crow? Will you be watching the film? Be sure to tell us all of your thoughts in the comment section!

Managing Editor, Writer   Lifelong film fanatic, Mark Salcido was discovered frozen in carbonite by C.H.U.Ds. He was released to the surface level to spread his rants and opinions on anything of film and digital. Batman calls him for advice.
  • Señor Stone

    No disrespect to Brandon Lee, but that film adaptation was garbage. The graphic novel told the story beautifully, and the movie needlessly rearranged and eliminated major characters. And then the part about shooting the bird to make him vulnerable…missing the point entirely that Eric was no longer mortal, but an unstoppable force of nature incarnate. They might not need absolutely every minute detail from the book, but the closer this new movie stays to it, the better.

  • maverick

    Hope it gets a SinCity-like adaptation!!!

    Totally agree that the closer it gets to the book the better!!!

    And yes, I also agree Eric should be totally invulnerable like he is in the book! No “vulnerable bulls**t’s” please!!!

    Oh… and let’s all, PLEASE, not forget that the crow IS NOT a real bird, but kind of a ghost-talking-crow that guides Eric. Please, at least get this things RIGHT!!!

    If the reboot is to get any success, make it tell EXACTLY the same awesome story there’s in book.

    That’s what i’m waiting from this reboot and the ONLY thing that will get me to spend money on the cinema!!! (also… making it a black and white movie (again, like sincity) is a great idea!!!