The remake of the cult-classic The Crow looks to be finally moving ahead after several high-profile actors have abandoned the proposed remake over the last ten years
By Jay Hunter – 1994’s The Crow has always been a holy grail with cinema goers a movie that many don’t want to see fall to the same old Hollywood trope of a remake, not only because it’s widely regarded as a paramount cult-classic, but also out of respect for the late Brandon Lee, who was tragically killed on set.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Hollywood is listening as a remake has been trudging from studio to studio for many, many years now. With directors and actors leaving the project left and right however, it seems that the movie is finally finding it’s footing with none other than Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones).
The speculation gained traction after an Instagram post of Mamoa and former Crow director Corin Hardy sharing a pint. Interestingly, the caption reads: “The only way to officially seal the deal as men is a pint of black beauty.” As you can see in the image for yourself below:
The original movies director Alex Proyas recently went on record to say that he thought a remake was “unnecessary” and whilst many fans have voiced a similar opinion over the years, many people seem to be more receptive with the casting of Mamoa in the lead role of Eric Draven.
All of this should of course be taken with a pinch of salt, the movie has, after all been in production Hell for nearly a decade. With a multitude of directors having come and gone over the years including: Steven Norrington (Blade), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and Francisco Javier Gutiérrez (Rings) were attached to the project. Many high-profile actors have also abandoned the movie such as Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), Bradley Cooper (Guardians of the Galaxy), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), Tom Hiddleston (Kong: Skull Island), James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse). Maybe it’s just not meant to be?
Artist, BossLogic recently released his concept art for the actor via ComicBook.com, you can check it out below
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Source – Comic Book Resources