Word is that the long troubled The Crow Reboot from Relativity is back on track with a new director Corin Hardy (The Hallow-2015). The Crow will be Relativity’s first movie production post bankruptcy which should give everyone a rock solid feeling in your gut. The good news? Hardy’s first film The Hallow was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Debut Director this year. What else is going on with the reboot?
One big problem is that there isn’t an actor on board yet. There was a number of actors attached at one time or another. Luke Evans and Jack Huston were both attached, but moved on when Relativity had problems getting the production going.
During the bankruptcy Relativity listed The Crow as one of their major investments citing and excess of $7 million spent already. Relativity has until three years from when the deal was signed with producer. If Relativity can keep their first quarter of 2016 filming date, then they will retain the rights for sequels.
Personally, I wish this reboot had died or reverted to Pressman during the bankruptcy. I just can’t bring myself to think that Relativity can pull this off after watching them struggle through a bankruptcy. If nothing has changed in the way they operate then they’ll just end up in dire financial trouble again.
As for the director, I find myself reminded of Josh Trank and The Fantastic Four, can Hardy pull it off and bring a studio movie to the big screen without chaos going on around him at the studio?
What would you like to see happen?
Via: The Wrap