‘The Crow’ Remake Lands New Director

The Crow

Relativity Studios has tapped Corin Hardy to direct its remake of “The Crow,” replacing F. Javier Gutierrez.

“The Crow” reboot is expected to begin shooting in the spring with Luke Evans set to star.

Producers are Edward Pressman, Kevin Misher, Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh, Jeff Most and Jeff Waxman. Gutierrez, Tucker Tooley, Bob and Harvey Weinstein and Dan Farah are exec producers.

Gutierrez became unavailable after he took on directing “The Ring 3” for Paramount.

Hardy’s credits include “The Hallow” and the animated short “Butterfly,” in addition to musicvideos for Ed Sheeran, Biffy Clyro, Keane, Paolo Nutini and the Prodigy.

James O’Barr, creator of the original “The Crow” graphic novel, came on board as a consultant last year when Gutierrez was attached to direct the adaptation written by Cliff Dorfman.

The original 1994 movie was based on O’Barr’s story of a musician revived from the dead to avenge the murders of himself and his fiancee. The star, Brandon Lee, was accidentally killed during filming; the film grossed more than $140 million worldwide.

The news was first reported by Deadline.com.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that no cast members were attached.

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  1. Gems says:

    I’ve become somewhat emotionally numb to this. I’ve had really bad anxiety and the only thing that calms me down is thinking of Brandon. I guess the movie industry will keep on failing to recognize how the original film mattered to so many people, and they’d be making more money re-releasing the original.

    I don’t even know why I looked up info on the new film, as it’d just depress me. I think maybe I just wanted fans of the original to know Brandon Lee saved my life twice. The first time I had a major depression, and now that I’m having another one. I imagine he’s telling me to keep living when I feel suicidal. How anyone can’t see how significant his performance in the original Crow was to so many people baffles me. And yes I’m bitter enough to say it’s about the money only.

    So I hope this at least gets out to some people who understand. I’ve been an emotional mess for weeks, and remembering Brandon has really helped.

  2. Jayme says:

    Brandon Lee was excellent as Eric Draven and this remake breaks my heart. I am a die hard fan of the movie, I will not watch this remark. I find it to be a huge slap in the face to Brandon’s Lee’s performance. The only thing I cannot wait to see is how it fails at the box office. Rest in peace Mr. Lee, thank you for leaving us an amazing movie!

  3. Common Sense says:

    The original was a classic. Remember the remake of Total Recall? Top directors, writers, actors like Colin Ferrell, Jessica Biel and Kate Beckensale in the requisite leather outfit. It was a big flop, could not stand up to Schwarzenegger in his prime. How can this new cast and crew stand up to the legend and mythos of Brandon Lee?

  4. jhs39 says:

    Hopefully they will get the casting right this time. Tom Hiddleston was born to play this role and he wanted it so much he sent the producers a home-made audition tape in make-up. They inexplicably opted for the bland Luke Evans instead.

  5. If i’m not working with congress at the end of this year or the beginning of next,i’ll see what I can do’

  6. I can’t wait to see the way the new Crow movie. I hope that it is a hit . I wanted to see the film and buy the DVD when it become available. Good luck to the actor who will play The Crow.

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