Sony will release “The Crow” reboot on Oct. 11, 2019, the studio announced Friday.
Sony announced that they acquired the project in September. It had been in the works at Relativity for almost a decade with various directors and actors attached.
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 is now expected to star, while Corin Hardy will still direct.
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.
Sony also dated “A Dog’s Way Home” for Jan. 11, 2019 and Catherine Hardwicke’s “Miss Bala” for Jan. 25, 2019.