The long-awaited reboot of The Crow has suffered blow after blow. First, leading man Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, No One Lives) dropped out of the role as Eric Draven. Then a second Draven - Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston - quit the project soon after.
However, Screen Daily reports that the final nail in the coffin for The Crow reboot will be the usual one: financial problems. The producer, Relativity Media, has filed for bankruptcy, and was forced to let 75 staff members go and halt pre-production of The Crow at Pinewood Cardiff.
While lot of fans will be disappointed at the news, some will be relieved that nobody will be attempting the iconic role as played by Brandon Lee, tragically killed on set of the original The Crow by a defective blank bullet.
Still, a source told Screen Daily that the producer "intends to move forward with producing and releasing The Crow," so perhaps the movie will just be halted indefinitely. Maybe it'll be picked up by another studio - it's a popular comic book story that certainly has box office potential, after all - or maybe it'll stagnate on the Hollywood To Do List for years on end...
It may take a long time but I think we'll see a reboot of The Crow eventually; its soul just can't rest...
Would you like to see a remake of The Crow?
Source: Screen Daily