I’m currently laughing inside while typing this, because I think this is just so funny. You’ll have to forgive me, but it seems like every attempt at getting The Crow reboot made was predestined to fail.
To recap the last five years of development hell for this project (via. Collider):
- Stephen Norrington (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) was set to direct a script re-written by Nick Cave.
- Norrington (above) departs and shortly after Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) was attach to direct. Also, Bradley Cooper was in talks to star.
- Fresnadillo (above) departs and talks with Cooper went nowhere. Then, F. Javier Gutierrez (Ring 3) was attached to direct, with a list of potential actors including names like James McAvoy and Tom Hiddleston. Ultimately, it was Luke Evans who signed on.
- Guess what happens to both Gutierrez and Evans (above)? That’s correct, they drop out. After some time, Corin Hardy (The Hallow) is attached to direct (currently), with Jack Houston attached to star.
- To no ones surprise, Houston departs, leaving the lead role vacant, and its now being reported that Relativity Studios has filed for bankruptcy.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news and also confirms that pre-production on the film has indefinitely stalled, with “several” department heads and other members of the production team having left the project last week.
There’s been no official word of the end of The Crow reboot, as the studio is still attempting to make it happen. I say just let it go already. Give it a couple years and then revisit the idea. Enough is enough. You’re putting those who want to see this reboot through hell.
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