A possible remake of The Crow has been languishing for quite some time, but it seems the project is experiencing a bit of a resurrection.
Deadline reports that Relativity Media is placing the directing duties in the hands of Corin Hardy. He will be taking over for F. Javier Gutiérrez, who left the project to direct the upcoming third film in The Ring franchise.
Hardy’s directing background includes a short animated film called Butterfly, and music videos for such acts as Biffy Clyro, Keane, Paolo Nutini, The Prodigy, and Ed Sheeran. His first full length feature, a supernatural horror film called The Hallow, is expected to be out next year.
How did Hardy get a gig remaking a cult classic like The Crow? As it turns out Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) personally recommended him to the film’s producer, Edward R. Pressman. If you want somebody with fan-boy cred to back you up…you could do worse.
According to ComicBook.Com, purists of the original James O’Barr comics version of The Crow may be happy with the treatment of the source material in this adaptation. O’Barr has indicated that this movie will be more faithful to the comics and less of a retelling of the story from the 1994 film that starred Brandon Lee.
Luke Evans was recently cast to portray Eric Draven in this remake, and it’s anybody’s guess whether the change in directors will lead to Evans leaving the movie or staying on.
Thus far no release date has been determined, but shooting (please no jokes about the original, it would be in bad taste) was originally supposed to begin sometime this coming spring.
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