Not only is The Crow known for one of the most famous and tragic accidents in Hollywood history, but it is a formidable comic book entry, especially at its release in the mid-nineties. Variety has reported, that Sony, 25 years later, has planned to release the film with up-and-coming actor Jason Momoa playing the lead. Horror filmmaker, Corin Hardy, is directing; his 2015 flick The Hallow was met with positive reviews and warranted him a chance too direct The Conjuring 2 spinoff, The Nun in 2018, as well as now The Crow.
The original told the story of a man and his wife who were brutally murdered, and after resurrecting from the dead he decides to take vengeance on those responsible. The film’s star Brandon Lee, was the son of legendary martial arts actor, Bruce Lee. Brandon died on the set of the film after a blank from a pistol was not properly removed and the backing fired on the next take, shooting the actor like a normal firearm and ultimately leading to his death. The film has since become a cult classic, directed by Alex Proyas who went on to direct Dark City, I, Robot, and Knowing.
The remake, which is to be release on October 11, 2019, looks to be a more faithful adaptation to James O’Barr’s comic. Momoa has come to fame for playing Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones and Arthur Curry/Aquaman in Justice League and the soon to come Aquaman.
The film will have big shoes to fill to live up to the original, and also pay tribute/respect the performance of the late Brandon Lee.
Source: Variety – Jason Momoa’s ‘The Crow’ Remake Gets 2019 Release Date