Empire reports bad news for “The Crow” remake as it loses its director, Corin Hardy. Hardy had been part of production since December of 2014. Though we don’t know the details behind his departure, this doesn’t bode well for an already highly troubled film. Without a director, producer Dana Brunetti is back to square one in the search for new talent. Unfortunately, this news isn’t anything new. Prior to Hardy’s exit, “The Crow” went through three previous directors, Stephen Norrington (Blade), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), and F. Javier Guitierrez (Before the Fall).
If that doesn’t sound bad enough, how about your studio declaring bankruptcy? Last year, Relativity Media did just that. To make matters worse, producer Edward R. Pressman is suing Relativity Media on the basis that he is being unjustly shut out of production after they fired Hardy. With an unresolved lawsuit and fractured production team it’s hard to see just how this remake will make any headway in the near future.
Based on the James O’Barr 1989 comic of the same name, the original 1994 film tells the story of a resurrected rock musician out for vengeance over his murdered fiancée. Though its production was struck by the tragic death of Brandon Lee due to an on set accident, it went on to be a success and is revered as a cult classic.
Until more details come out, it’s hard to tell whether the remake’s development hell is due to mismanagement or simply bad luck. Are you excited for the potential of “The Crow” reaching a new generation, or are you tired of all the reboots? Let us know!
Source: Empire Online