In the 20 years since its release, The Crow has grown a devout cult following for a variety of reasons. Being an R-rated comic book adaptation at a time when audiences were most familiar with Tim Burton's Batman, it embraced the darker themes of the comics, played into the rising heavy metal/industrial music scene, and its star, Brandon Lee, being killed due to a firearm malfunction on set has given the film a mythical status.
The director that has most recently been attached to direct a remake, Corin Hardy, posted a photo to his Instagram which could potentially hint at talks beginning once again to move forward on the project.
In the photo with Hardy is producer Ed Pressman, who was also previously attached to The Crow reboot. It's possible that Hardy was celebrating the gathering of people who worked together on bringing the film to life, or, since Hardy is currently working on post-production of The Nun, the meeting could signify an opportunity to discuss ways to resurrect the project once that film is completed.
Throughout the variety of attempts to bring the remake to life, multiple filmmakers and stars have been attached to the project. Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, and Luke Evans have all been attached to star at one point, although they all eventually abandoned the project.
In its most recent iteration, Jason Momoa was attached to star, but with his work on Justice League and Aquaman taking up most of the rest of his year, the project most likely won't move forward with him anytime soon.
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Speaking to Forbes earlier this year, executive producer F. Javier Guiterrez, who was at one point attached to direct, offered this update:
"With The Crow, I haven’t talked to them in a while so I don’t know what is going on with that, but we are going to do an R-rated movie. I come from Europe, I’m very dark so I’m going to go for it. If any movie has to be R-rated then it’s The Crow.
"That’s how I got James O’Barr, the creator of The Crow, involved in the project because he said that if R-rated is the way that I wanted to go, he’s in. Even though I’m not directing it now, when I was going to be doing that I explained to the producers that they had to read and understand the comic book and not make the film a PG-13 version because it would make no sense.
"Some movies are for young people, I get it and maybe you can do it, but this movie is not necessarily for those young people and toning it down would give you a ghost of what The Crow should be.”
Hardy's The Nun, which is a spin-off of The Conjuring 2, is slated to hit theaters July 13, 2018.