The upcoming The Crow remake doesn’t look like it will be going anywhere anytime soon. Actor Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy have reportedly exited the project.
The news comes from Yahoo UK which reports the exits come after creative and financial differences with Samuel Hadida, whose Davis Films holds the rights to The Crow and was financing the project. The movie already was off to a rocky start and had seen the original The Crow director Alex Proyas actively campaigning to stop the remake.
In the report, the film was at the tail end of pre-production with filming set to begin in Budapest in five weeks. Last September, Sony Pictures made the announcement that they picked up distribution rights with a target release date of October 11, 2019. However, it appears Hadida was unable to close a deal with Sony. Without a deal on the table, Sony was looking to exit the project. It’s no surprise to see Momoa and Hardy leave if Sony was also exiting.
It wasn’t too long ago that both men were sharing photos of one another on social media as they were looking ready to tackle James O’Barr’s graphic novel.
This isn’t the first time Hardy has exited the project. He left The Crow back in 2016 after the production company, Relativity Media, filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and was taken over by Dana Brunetti. However, Hadida was able to acquire the rights and begin putting the pieces back together with Highland Film Group.
While Corin Hardy won’t be working on The Crow in the near future, he will be moving on to his next major project in The Conjuring spin-off, The Nun.
As for Jason Momoa, he already has a full plate. It was just announced a couple months ago that he will star in the Brad Peyton directed Just Cause. He will also be ramping up for the marketing campaign for the upcoming solo Aquaman film.
For fans of the Proyas film, this comes as a welcome relief. Though, I’m sure there were plenty of fans looking forward to seeing Momoa put on the face paint.
What do you think, is the remake of The Crow officially dead now? Or is there any hope to see Eric Draven on the big screen again? Tell us what you think in the comments below!