Jason Momoa’s remake of The Crow will hit theaters on October 11, 2019.
The film will be directed by Corin Hardy, who will see his horror film The Nun hit theaters later this year.
The Hollywood Reporter indicates this remake will be “a faithful adaptation of James O’Barr’s indie comic, first published in 1989.” The Crow first appeared in Caliber Presents #1 published by Caliber Comics. It featured an undead vigilante by the name of Eric who was brought back to life by a supernatural crow in order to seek vengeance against the murderer who killed him and his fiancée.
The character made his live-action debut in 1994. In the film Eric was given the surname Draven and portrayed by Brandon Lee. Lee was the son of Bruce Lee and Linda Lee Caldwell. He tragically died on the set of The Crow after an accident with a gun prop. The film would go on to spawn three film sequels and even a television series.
The current reboot has been quite controversial. Director Alex Proyas, who directed the 1994 movie, has publicly stated he did not want the film to be remade.
THE CROW would not be a movie worth “remaking” if it wasn’t for Brandon Lee. If it wasn’t for Brandon you may never have even heard of this poignant little underground comic. It is Brandon’s movie. I believe it is a special case where Hollywood should just let it remain a testament to a man’s immense talent and ultimate sacrifice – and not have others re-write that story or add to it. I know sequels were made, and TV shows, and what have you, but the notion of “rebooting” this story, and the original character – a character Brandon gave life to at too high a cost – seems wrong to me.
Sony is expected to begin production on the film sometime this year.
Are you excited to see Jason Momoa become The Crow in the remake or do you agree with Alex Proyas that this film should not be made?