You have to look back as far as 2009 for when the news first surfaced that Hollywood were looking to reboot Alex Proyas’ 1994 cult classic The Crow.
Since then production has been bogged down by lengthy legal issues. First, ‘The Weinstein Company’ (The Weinstein brothers had a hand in the original film) had a slight issue with ‘Relativity Media’ and the distribution rights to any reboot of The Crow. .
There then was the departures of both directors Stephen Norrington (Blade, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) which left many wondering if we’d ever get to see a rebooted version of The Crow. There seemed to be just as many people asking why The Crow even needs to be rebooted.
Legal issues resolved in the beginning of 2012, Jesse Wigutow – who will also be tackling the screenplay for the next Tron movie – was brought in on writing duties whilst F Javier Gutierrez will take his seat in the directors chair.
Who would be playing iconic lead character ‘Eric Draven’ was under constanct speculation with actors such as Bradley Cooper, James McAvoy, Mark Wahlberg and Tom Hiddleston all being linked until Luke Evans (Immortals, Fast & Furious 6) bagged the lead.
With the film pressing firmly ahead a teaser poster has emerged. What do you think?
The Crow is expected to begin filming sometime in 2014.