The divisive reboot of cult classic The Crow has now been given a release date.
The film has been in discussion for quite some time, with Justice League actor Jason Momoa, director Corin Hardy and producer Ed Pressman all having met to secure progress on the project. Pressman was involved in the 1994 original, and it was reported that they’d taken the project to Relativity Media. Then last year, it was confirmed that Sony had secured distribution rights to The Crow Reborn.
Now, Sony has announced that the reboot will hit US cinemas on October 11 in 2019.
‘The Crow Reborn’ is set to be an origin story in relation to the 1994 original, and stay faithful to the James O’Barr graphic novel. Jack Huston, Norman Reedus, Luke Evans and Tom Hiddleston are among the actors linked to playing the lead role over the years.
Telling the story of a murdered rock star who is resurrected in order to hunt down his killers, ‘The Crow’ inspired the sequel ‘The Crow: City Of Angels’ in 1996, starring Vincent Perez as the lead character Eric Draven.
The son of martial arts and film legend Bruce Lee and teacher Linda Lee Cadwell, the original film’s lead Brandon Lee died on set while filming ‘The Crow’ in 1993, due to an accident with a prop gun. The film was completed posthumously with body doubles and special effects.