“The Crow” reboot has left Relativity and found a new home with a different financier.
Samuel Hadida’s Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow have acquired the rights to finance, produce and distribute “The Crow Reborn.”
Scheduling for the film is up in the air, but the group hopes to maintain the same pace the film was on, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.
Edward R. Pressman, who produced the 1994 original starring Brandon Lee, will produce “The Crow Reborn” alongside Hadida. Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow also are producing. Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh will executive produce. Highland Film Group will also handle international sales.
Pressman developed the film with Relativity, which will be a more faithful adaptation of the original “Crow” graphic novel written by James O’Barr.
Corin Hardy was on board to direct and Jason Momoa was previously attached to star. It is unknown if they will remain involved.
Principal photography was tentatively scheduled to begin January 2017.
The film was nearing production last year when it was shelved due to Relativity Media’s bankruptcy filing. Relativity emerged from Chapter 11 in April.
Hadida produced both the “Resident Evil” and “Silent Hill” franchises. Sony will release Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” starring Ruby Rose, Ali Larter and Milla Jovovich in January 2017.
Highland Film Group has an upcoming slate that includes “Terminal” starring Margot Robbie, “Braven” starring Jason Momoa, and “Trust” starring Nicolas Cage.
UK based Electric Shadow’s upcoming projects include an adaptation of Stephen Fryʼs best-selling novel “The Hippopotamus.”
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news about the project’s exit from Relativity.