Production for The Crow remake has had its fair share of ups and downs with a number of delays. From lawsuits to a variety of actors dropping out, including Bradley Cooper, the movie looked to be dead in the water. Many fans rejoiced at the news, given the original’s portrayal by the late Brandon Lee, who died during the original’s filming.
The final nail in the movie’s production coffin seemed to be when Relativity, the company producing the remake, filed for bankruptcy and the film was suspended or so it appeared. Apparently, The Crow franchise is still alive, at least according to creator James O’Barr.
“It’s still very much a live property,” said O’Barr during a panel hosted by ComicBook.com at last weekend’s Twin Tiers Comic Con in Elmira, NY. “The company, Pressman Films, that owns The Crow film and TV rights, licensed it to a studio named Relativity. And Relativity made like a hundred bad movies and lost money so now they’re in financial trouble. So the producers are just going to take it to another studio if Relativity can’t get backing again. It’s going to happen. I talked to Pressman Films a couple of weeks ago and they said within two or three weeks, we should have it placed at a new studio. Because the day Relativity announced that they were having financial problems, there were like a dozen other studios that called about getting The Crow property. it definitely will happen.”
So, it appears that The Crow will soon have a new home and production will continue as scheduled. The film was said to first be filmed in Pinewood Cardiff. As of right now, Pinewood is apparently waiting on word as to a timetable regarding production resuming.
Another aspect O’Barr touched upon in the panel was details surrounding the remake. He went on to explain that the movie would be very true to the comic, and he expressed how pleased he was with where it was heading.
“I’m very happy with everything,” he said.
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