“The Crow” reboot is heading to Sony Pictures.
Sony will distribute the feature project — now titled “The Crow Reborn” — that has been in the works at Relativity for almost a decade with various directors and actors.
The reboot was set to go into production last January, however, when the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the future of the project was up in the air. Relativity emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2016.
Jack Huston was attached to star in the film but he dropped out due to a scheduling conflict once the start date shifted. Jason Momoa was most recently set to star in the remake, while Corin Hardy recently left the project. Whether Momoa will stay on the project is unclear, although insiders say both Momaa and Hardy are still very much in the running.
Like the original, the story follows Eric Draven, a murder victim who returns from the dead, seeking vengeance on those who murdered him and his fiancée with the help of a mystical bird. However, rather than a recreation of Alex Proyas’ film, “The Crow” reboot is said to be a more faithful adaptation of the comic book source material by James O’Barr.
Samuel Hadida’s Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow previously acquired the rights to finance, produce and distribute the film.
Kevin Misher will be producing for Misher Films. Edward R. Pressman, who produced the original 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, will produce alongside Hadida, with Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow also producing.
Highland Film Group will be handling the international sales.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.