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Published On: Sat, Sep 23rd, 2017

Sony picks up rights to reboot of ‘The Crow,’ will be titled ‘The Crow Reborn’

Sony has acquired distribution rights for The Crow Reborn, a reboot of the 1994 film based on the comic book by James O’Barr, according to Variety.

“The film had 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…Jason Momoa and Corin Hardy were last on board as star and director, and while neither is currently attached, sources indicate that the studio is interested in making deals if schedules can be sorted.”

Samuel Hadida’s Davis Films, Highland Film Group, and Electric Shadow previously acquired the rights to finance, produce, and distribute the film. Kevin Misher will also be producing for Misher Films.

Edward R. Pressman, who produced the original 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, will produce alongside Hadida.

This is one of the biggest and exciting moves for fans of the comic book eager to see a project actually materialize.

Miramax released The Crow and the 1996 sequel, The Crow: City Of Angels, which starred Vincent Perez as the lead character Eric Draven.

Momoa is starring as Aquaman in the upcoming Justice League and Aquaman, so his involvement may be limited to a busy film schedule. Hardy is directing New Line’s The Conjuring spin-off The Nun, so the same could be the said for Hardy.

The 1994 film was directed by Alex Proyas and grossed $50.7 million at the domestic box office, but saw the tragic death of Lee in a set accident. The new film is believed to be a faithful adaptation of the original graphic novel.

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