‘The Crow’: Remake slated to begin production next year

After too many fits and starts to count, The Crow remake is finally back on, with production slated to start in January 2017.

The Wrap is reporting that the reboot of the 1994 movie, which starred Brandon Lee as the title character, will get underway early next year. The film will be directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow).

Of course, the lingering item is who will play Eric Draven/The Crow. The man of the moment, Jason Momoa, seems to be the leading contender according to any number of outlets — and maybe even Momoa himself.

In a recent entry on Instagram, Momoa posted a picture of him drinking a Guinness alongside Hardy (when doesn”t Momoa drink a Guinness?). It”s accompanied by Momoa writing, “The only way to officially seal the deal as men Is a pint of black beauty.”

When it came out in 1994, The Crow grossed over $50 million (unadjusted) on a $23 million budget. It spawned a number of sequels, but none could ever garner the same popularity as the first installment. Certainly much of that was due to the fact that Lee was tragically killed during the filming of the original.  

Efforts to reboot The Crow go back upwards of 10 years. In 2008, Stephen Norrington (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) was signed on to write and direct the movie. But now, after so many machinations, it appears that The Crow will finally leave the nest.