Plans to revive cult-classic The Crow appear to have been shelved for now, after director Corin Hardy and lead actor Jason Momoa reportedly quit the film.
The reboot of the 1994 movie – based on James O’Barr’s graphic novel of the same name – has been plagued with difficulties, with the rights having changed hands and with a previous director leaving the project.
However, Sony revealed it had acquired the film for worldwide distribution in September last year, and the re-make finally seemed to be back on track.
Sony had even announced that the reboot, called The Crow Reborn, will hit US cinemas on October 11 in 2019.
But, now, Momoa and Hardy have allegedly withdrawn from the making of the film, reports Deadline Hollywood.
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I’ve waited 8 years to play this dream role. I love you @corinhardy and @sonypictures unfortunately I may have to wait 8 more. Not our team. But I swear I will. James O’Barr sorry to let you down I won’t on the next. This film needs to be set free. And to the fans. Sorry. I can’t play anything but what this film deserves and it needs love. I’m ready when it’s right. Love u Corin aloha j
According to the online magazine, the pair had “creative and financial differences” with Samuel Hadida, whose Davis Films holds the ultimate rights to the movie and is funding the movie.
And, a post on Instagram by Momoa, in which he has tagged Hardy, appears to confirm the news.
The actor wrote: “I’ve waited 8 years to play this dream role,” before adding: “Unfortunately I may have to wait 8 more.”
“Not our team. But I swear I will. James O’Barr sorry to let you down I won’t on the next.
“This film needs to be set free. And to the fans.”
Momoa finished the post by writing: “Sorry. I can’t play anything but what this film deserves and it needs love. I’m ready when it’s right.”
Sony is yet to officially comment on Momoa’s post, and how it will proceed.
If it materialises, the re-make of The Crow is set to stay faithful to the James O’Barr graphic novel.
The original 1994 movie was directed by Alex Proyas and starred Brandon Lee.