Just when it looked like The Crow reboot was finally happening, it has run into further delays. It has been reported that star Jason Momoa may not longer be involved, following the recent purchase of the movie from its production company.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Crow Reborn has moved from Relativity Media to Davis Films. Momoa was attached to the movie while it was at Relativity, but as the site notes, his involvement now remains unclear. Director Corin Hardy is expected to stay with the movie.
The Crow Reborn has neared production several times now. It was set to start shooting in 2015, until Relativity filed for bankruptcy. Another attempt to make it followed the company’s emergence from administration, but that also stalled. In October, Relativity was put up for sale, and Davis Films have claimed the right to finance, produce, and distribute the movie alongside Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow.
THR states that The Crow Reborn is now expected to start shooting in 2017.
The Crow first appeared on the screen in the 1994 movie, which was adapted from James O’Barr’s comic book. The film was a critical and financial hit, but it was overshadowed by the accidental death of star Brandon Lee on set. An unsuccessful sequel, The Crow: City of Angels, was released in 1996.