Fans need worry no more, The Crow reboot is finally set to start shooting in January 2017 after numerous changes in directors and cast. The adaptation will take on the famous 1989 graphic novel of the same name, which follows the story of Eric Draven, a man murdered who comes back from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée’s death. The movie will star Game of Thrones star and current Aquaman Jason Momoa and will be directed by Colin Hardy.
Like most reboots, The Crow took a long time to get to this point — 20 years to be exact. After a long lists of false starts and actors who came in and out of the project, including James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston, Bradley Cooper, and more, there were doubts it would ever get off the ground. However, a production start date has been set.
The Crow franchise is, however, marred in layers of tragedies and bad luck. Brandon Lee, the star of the first The Crow and son of kung-fu legend Bruce Lee, was fatally shot on set during the fiftieth day of production. Due to a rush job by the props department, the gun that was used in a particular scene had a bullet that while not having live ammunition had the tip of a bullet dislodge and hit the 28-year-old actor. The entire production appeared to be doomed, with severe injuries and major accidents happening as early as day one of shooting. Its sequel, The Crow: City of Angels, was not plagued with the same issues but it failed to live up to the quality of its predecessor. But hey, maybe it was bad luck enough that Relativity, which holds the rights to the franchise, went bankrupt for a while.
Whether or not The Crow is going to suffer from “the curse” of the original or if the reboot will live up the comic is anyone’s guess. But hey, if they’ve got Aquaman on board, it’s going to be entertaining at the very least.