Sadly, some remakes and reboots just don’t seem to die.
BloodyDisgusting is reporting that The Crow reboot which we thought was finally dead after multiple failed attempts is seemingly being retooled and back in active development.
However, they aren’t mentioning what is getting retooled and who exactly is writing this “new” incarnation as their report is pretty bare bones.
Bloody Disgusting can exclusively report that The Crow is once again being retooled for a rebirth, with the project back in active development.
Previous versions saw actors such as Jack Huston (Fargo, The Irishman, Boardwalk Empire) and Aquaman’s Jason Momoa (Dune, Game of Thrones) tapped to play the Eric Draven role originally played by Bruce Lee’s son Brandon Lee (tragically died during a stunt gone wrong).
Personally, I don’t really think a remake is needed unless they gender-bend the Draven part I’m not terribly sure if anyone is actually interested in a reboot at as this point outside of the people holding the film rights.
The three Crow sequels were essentially each reboots themselves (Crow: City of Angels was only slightly a sequel) focusing on new lead character and nobody really cared for them.
The original film from 1994 is based on the James O’Barr comic book that was published in 1989.
It helped usher in the more serious, gritty and grounded comic book films allowing things like Wesley Snipes’ Blade and Fox’s X-Men to follow in its footsteps moving out of the shadow of the more cartoony adaptations that were making waves in the 1990s.
The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. Tracking down the thugs responsible for the crimes and mercilessly murdering them, Eric eventually confronts head gangster Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) to complete his macabre mission.
SOURCE: BLOODY DISGUSTING