Having been stuck in developmental hell for a number of years, it appears as if the reboot of The Crow is finally beginning to gain steam as cameras are set to roll early next year. According to reports coming out of The Wrap, the big screen adaptation of James O’Barr’s graphic novel will see Jason Momoa (whom many will know as Khal Drago from Game of Thrones) in the lead role, with Corin Hardy in the directors seat.
Although there hasn’t been an official announcement, production is expected to begin in January 2017. Interestingly enough, this will be the second time Hardy has been set to direct The Crow reboot, having been previously removed as director in a past kerfuffle with studio bosses.
Meanwhile, Momoa is being kept busy filming Justice League as Aquaman, before returning to the role in a scheduled standalone feature once production on The Crow is finalised, which should be mid 2017 if all goes according to plan.
As for what the re-imagining of The Crow will entail, little to nothing is known at this early stage. However, it is expected to keep to the source material, as tragic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back from beyond the grave in order to seek bloody vengeance on those who murdered him and his beloved fiancee.