It can’t rain all the time… or can it? There are few projects that have had more problems over the past decade than the upcoming reboot of The Crow, which has served as a revolving door for several directors, stars and distributors while also enduring multiple lawsuits. This week the movie is once again in trouble as the currently attached lead Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy (The Hallow) have reportedly decided to walk. Somehow it doesn’t seem surprising, but could this be the final nail in the coffin? Hit the jump for the full scoop.
According to Deadline, Jason Momoa and Corin Hardy have formally withdrawn from The Crow reboot. The movie was set to start production within the next month or so in Budapest, but their worldwide distribution deal with Sony still had not officially closed. Creative and financial differences with producer Samuel Hadida (Resident Evil) and his company Davis Films seem to have been the major issue here.
The project has been in development since 2008 when Stephen Norrington (Blade) was attached to direct. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and Francisco Javier Gutiérrez (Rings) were also involved at one point with actors like Bradley Cooper, Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans and Jack Huston previously on board to play Eric Draven. It is unclear if there is anyone else waiting in the wings, but I think most people would agree that they probably should have thrown in the towel on this one long ago. Corin Hardy’s next film is The Conjuring spinoff The Nun for Warner Brothers. Would you still like to see a new version of The Crow on the big screen?