Word broke Wednesday that the clearly-cursed reboot of The Crow has lost yet another director, this time in the form of The Hallow director Corin Hardy. This marks the fourth such loss for the project, which previously had Stephen Norrington (Blade), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) attached at the helm. The film has additionally cycled through a laundry list of Eric Dravens, with Bradley Cooper, Mark Wahlberg, Luke Evans and Jack Huston all attached to the lead role at one time or another.
According to papers lodged in bankruptcy court by the film's producer Edward R. Pressman, Hardy was let go from the project in January by Dana Brunetti, incoming production head for Crow distributor Relativity Media, despite the fact that Brunetti had not yet assumed his role at the company. Pressman is attempting to deny Relativity, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last July, rights to any future Crow prequels, sequels or remakes, alleging that the studio violated their contract with him by not consulting him on the decision to release Hardy from the project.
Here's a thought: maybe don't reboot The Crow?