Rumors keep swirling around the long-gestating reboot of The Crow. The production has experienced multiple setbacks, including losing both its director, as well as multiple leading men — Jack Huston being the most recent — set to step into the role of Eric Draven . The most recent hurdle facing the film is the news of Relativity Media’s bankruptcy filings.
The Crow creator James O’Barr was in attendance at last weekend’s Twin Tiers Comic-Con in New York, and, during the panel hosted by ComicBook.com, he gave the confirmation that the reboot is still happening:
The company, Pressman Films, that owns The Crow film and TV rights, licensed it to a studio named Relativity. And Relativity made like a hundred bad movies and lost money so now they’re in financial trouble. So the producers are just going to take it to another studio if Relativity can’t get backing again. It’s going to happen. I talked to Pressman Films a couple of weeks ago and they said within two or three weeks, we should have it placed at a new studio. Because the day Relativity announced that they were having financial problems, there were like a dozen other studios that called about getting The Crow property. it definitely will happen.”
The reboot in question has had struggles for roughly five years now, as, back in 2011, Relativity was faced with a lawsuit from the Weinstein Company over rights. At that time, Bradley Cooper was attached as the movie’s lead. While there’s no word yet where the movie will end up — or who will eventually star as Eric Draven — O’Barr did comment on the new film’s attention to its comic book subject matter by saying, “I’m very happy with everything.”