Speculation has been rampant over the last several months about whether or not The Crow remake, starring Jason Momoa, and directed by Corin Hardy, would actually get off the ground. Hardy shared an Instagram photo with Momoa celebrating the Aquaman star’s birthday on August 2nd last year, setting off speculation that Jason would be playing Eric Draven, the lead character in The Crow remake that Hardy was attached to at that point.
Hardy had previously shared a photo in July on Instagram with the caption “Crow dinner with legendary film producer Ed Pressman.
He then shared another photo with Jason in November of last year with a caption of “Two-headed monster. Craawwk.”, the sound a crow makes.
Jason Momoa then shared this same photo and an artist rendition of The Crow on his Instagram, tagging the director and saying “let’s do this brother”.
In early December, an online ruckus was caused when Alex Proyas, the original film’s director took to his Facebook page to plead for the movie to not be remade.
Then Momoa was asked about The Crow remake at ACE Comic Con in Long Island, but pushed back, saying “I have not even signed on the dotted line yet” and “I’m sure when those things go through, the world will know. But it would be an honor if it did happen.”
Things were starting to look troubled for the remake, but then things changed.
Just about two weeks after ACE Comic Con, Jason Momoa all but confirmed his role in the movie with a Christmas Eve posting of a video with a The Crow script and a gift from Corin Hardy, calling him “my director” and saying that “2018 is going to be the best”.
Fast forward to today and the news from Sony that The Crow has a release date of October 11th, 2019.
According to Variety:
Sony’s “The Crow” will be released in theaters on Oct. 11, 2019, the studio announced Friday. A remake of the 1994 classic directed by Alex Proyas, the new “Crow” is expected to star Jason Momoa with Corin Hardy as director.
The reboot is aiming to be a more faithful adaption of James O’Barr’s original 1989 comic book of the same name and has been in development at Relativity Media with various directors and actors for nearly a decade. It’s been in limbo since the company went bankrupt and at one point, Jack Huston was attached for the lead role.
The original film grossed $50.7 million at the domestic box office, becoming a cult hit with Brandon Lee as a rock musician brought back from the dead to avenge the rape and murder of his girlfriend. Lee died during the production of the film, when he was shot with a defective blank days before the The Crow wrapped. Miramax released The Crow and the 1996 sequel, The Crow: City Of Angels, which starred Vincent Perez as the lead character, Eric Draven.
More information from Deadline:
This is the Corin Hardy directed feature starring Aquaman‘s Jason Momoa. Samuel Hadida, Molly Hassell, Kevin Misher, Edward R. Pressman and Henry Winterstern are billed as producers. On that date already is Warner Bros.’ The Goldfinch, Paramount’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? and MGM’s The Addams Family.
You can check out our The Crow filmography page. We also have artists on our website who have imagined Jason Momoa as Eric Draven with their artwork. You can see the art on the pages for MauLoaBook and elpida_soro.
Keep it tuned to Jason Momoa News for all the latest news and information on The Crow. We’ll be looking for those first set photos and will bring them to you when they start coming out.