AceShowbiz - "The Crow" reboot is not dead yet. Sony Pictures is signed on to distribute the new adaptation of the Eric Draven saga. The project was originally in the works at Relativity Media, but it was stalled when the studio was put up for sale due to bankruptcy.
The movie has been in development hell for a long time. Jack Huston was once expected to play the lead role. Forest Whitaker, Nicholas Hoult and Jack O'Connell also emerged as candidates in the past. Jason Momoa was later attached to portray the titular character and Corin Hardy was set to serve as a director before the film went into limbo.
According to Variety, neither Momoa and Hardy are currently attached to the project tentatively called "The Crow Reborn". However, sources claim that producers are still interested in keeping them on board if schedules can be sorted.
Jason Momoa is currently busy with his superhero role in DC Extended Universe. His character Aquaman was already teased in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and will return in the upcoming "Justice League" before embarking on his own adventure in a 2018 solo movie.
The original "Crow" movie came out in 1994. It's directed by Alex Proyas. Based on the 1989 comic book of the same name by James O'Barr, it follows rock musician Eric Draven, who rises from the grave to take revenge on the thugs who killed him and his fiancee.
The hero was originally played by Brandon Lee. It marked in his final role in a feature film. The actor died at the age of 28 from a gunshot wound following a fatal on-set accident. The movie got rewrite after his death and stunt double Chad Stahelski was used as a stand-in to complete the filming. CGI was used to digitally alter Stahelski's face.