The Crow Reboot Director Still Believes It Will Happen At Some Point

Filmmaker Corin Hardy is still hopeful that he will get the chance to make a reboot of The Crow a reality.


Filmmaker Corin Hardy is still hopeful that he will someday get the chance to resurrect his long-in-the-works remake of The Crow. Hardy has been working on a new instalment in The Crow franchise for years, and Aquaman star Jason Momoa has even signed on to helm the project. Unfortunately, things eventually fell through and the reboot was shelved, but despite the difficulties, Hardy believes it could still happen one day.

“It’s a story that I just fell in love with and married into and put three and a half, four years of life, love, blood, sweat and tears into and I have a lot of material, so I don’t know that one day … I suppose I don’t really want to show them because I still believe there will be a Crow one day, but we’ll see. I think that both James O’Barr’s original Crow comic and the subsequent other comic book iterations of the character, there’s no reason not to do a lot more with this character, the concept and mythology of The Crow, the tone and what it represents is still unique to the world we live in right now.”

Corin Hardy is so hopeful that he’s even keeping the work he’s completed over the years under wraps, keeping things under wraps in case he does eventually greenlight a reboot of The Crow. The filmmaker’s passion for the project is clearly very strong, and with the director having proven his penchant for gritty action films with Gangs of London, the studio may want to take notice and resurrect Hardy’s vision for The Crow.

Created by James O’Barr, the gothic superhero original comic book series revolves around a young man named Eric, who is forced to watch his fiancée Shelly murdered by a gang of street thugs after their car breaks down. Eric is then shot in the head and dies in hospital. He is soon resurrected by a Crow and exacts revenge on the killers, methodically stalking and killing them while coping with the loss of Shelly.

The Crow was first made into a live-action film in 1994, starring Brandon Lee and directed by Alex Proyas. The big-screen adaptation follows the same storyline as the comic book, with Lee as the musician Eric DCrow, who rises from the dead to avenge the deaths of himself and his fiancée. The Crow received positive reviews and became infamous for the on-set death of Lee, who was fatally wounded on set.

Since then, The Crow has spawned several sequels, including The Crow: City of Angels in 1996, The Crow: Redemption in 2000, and finally The Crow: The Cursed Prayer in 2005. Each of these episodes was of increasingly poor quality, and none of them could approach the dark mood and pleasantly sombre atmosphere of the original film.

Now that superhero movies are at their absolute peak, it’s the perfect time for The Crow to return to the silver screen, and the character offers a much darker, more sinister perspective to the story. Perhaps Corin Hardy is right to hope….

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