‘The Crow’ Is Relativity’s Top Priority, Fires Director

A reboot of The Crow franchise is coming to the big screen, the when part might be harder to pin down.

Relativity has made The Crow reboot its top production priority, according to The Wrap. As the company refocused on the project, they decided to part ways with director Corin Hardy. ‘The Hallow’ was Hardy’s first major feature film, and his use of practical effects would have been a refreshing change for a big budget film. Relativity has reportedly invested “in excess of $7 million” in the remake and appears to be starting over from scratch. The original plan was to start production on the film this month.

The Crow is more infamous than successful, as Brandon Lee was killed during the filming of the original 1994 version by Alex Proyas. In 1996, there was the direct to DVD sequel, The Crow: City of Angels (side note, this film has a young Thomas Jane). In 2005, Tara Reid and Edward Furlong destroy the franchise with The Crow: Wicked Prayer.

The Crow is based on the comic book by James O’Barr. The main character Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to track down his killers with the help of a mystical crow.

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