The Crow


Usually, this NerdBastard doesn’t really care if series are rebooted or not, but in this case, why won’t the studio just let The Crow franchise rest in peace? There’s been news of a reboot/re-imagining or whatever the heck it is they do these days in Hollywood with old material, but every time, just like Ghostbusters III, all that smoke just disappears once those final embers burn out. Once again, the news is that there is a reboot coming, but not from the last studio, Relativity Media, and perhaps not with the director and star already attached. (more…)


That is Jason Momoa above in a photo-shopped picture from 2012 that was brought up when The Crow remake was being discussed four years ago. Now it seems that might actually be the case as word is making the Internet rounds that Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman) is in early talks to take on another iconic superhero in The Crow. There’s been so many (Misguided?) attempts to restart this franchise after the tragic accidental death of star Brandon Lee that there’s sure to be some fan backlash, that is the norm these days for anything getting rebooted. Director Corin Hardy (The Hallow) is going to give it a shot and it looks like he wants Momoa to take on the role of Eric Draven. (more…)


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? (more…)


After already spending $20 million, incurring hundreds of millions of dollars of debt, and losing a confirmed 75 people (a fifth of their total staff), Relativity Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The hits just keep coming for Relativity as they try to get their big screen reboot of The Crow off the ground. Based on the comic by James O’Barr, we already saw one variation of a Crow film in 1994, but this reboot seemed pretty promising- at first. Now, however, the losses are piling up;  and there may be nothing to show for it in the end.



Once upon a time, there was an absolutely wonderful comic book that gained popularity once the series was collected as a graphic novel.  The series was dark and beautiful, brutal and heartbreaking, and, above all, very well written.  The comic book would spawn a movie that was dark and beautiful, brutal and heartbreaking…You get the picture.  This film, 1994’s The Crow, would be a touching and perfect farewell for the star of the film, Brandon Lee, who died during the filming of the picture.  Several sequels and an ill-conceived television series would follow but nothing could recapture the magic of director Alex Proyas‘ classic and iconic film.  Still, Hollywood being Hollywood, someone decided it would be a good idea to try to capture that magic again by remaking this film but as production continues, so do the problems with the remake.  The latest blow to the film? Jack Huston, the film’s star, has officially walked away from the project. (more…)

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Almost three decades ago, back in 1989, James O’Barr’s now classic comic book tale of love and vengeance, The Crow, released its first official issue.  Besides being a symbol of the gothic trend that was beginning to pop up across the nation, the story was one that could translate to the big screen and in 1994, director Alex Proyas managed to give audiences a brilliant, if inaccurate, adaptation of O’Barr’s story.  Sometime back, a reboot of The Crow was announced and, after a revolving door of actors had stepped away from the project, Jack Huston was given the role of Eric Draven with Jessica Brown Findley rumored to be stepping into the role of Eric’s fiancé Shelly.  Today, we have news that the movie has found its main villain, Top Dollar, though with a bit of a twist.  If rumors are to be believed, Andrea Riseborough will be playing the big baddie in the upcoming film. (more…)


Eric Draven may have come back from the dead but he is far from a zombie.  The character at the heart of the James O’Barr classic comic book series The Crow is smart, cunning, ruthless and utterly insane, but he is definitely not a zombie.  Yet, like a close friend that has come back from the dead during a zombie apocalypse that no one is willing to put down, the Crow reboot keeps shuffling forward.  We recently announced that Jack Huston is the latest actor to be rumored to take on the iconic role of Draven in the upcoming adaptation and now we have word that another television actor will be joining the cast.  If James O’Barr is to be believed, it appears that Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay will be playing Shelly to Huston’s Eric. (more…)


Hey, remember that remake of The Crow people are always trying to make happen? Remember that the film’s latest director F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) walked away from the project? Remember that he was quickly followed by his star Luke Evans (The Hobbit), who was the latest in the long line of actors to play The Crow? And then, miracle of miracles, Colin Hardy (The Hollow) came on board to take over as director, because nothing says this 20-year-old movie deserves to be remade like spending millions more than what the original movie was made for in the first place. And now, so it goes, we have a new Crow to, ahem, crow about. (more…)