It’s been a little while since there was any news about The Crow reboot either getting going or falling apart, and now the dancing wheel of chance has landed on “new actor cast.”
Mashable reports that Jason Momoa is currently in talks to star as Eric Draven in the movie, and that Corin Hardy is still on board. Last we heard, Hardy had finally departed the project, but everyone is assuming this cheeky Instagram post from Momoa would indicate otherwise.
If Hardy is back on and Momoa is up for playing Eric, there will have to be some pretty impressive scheduling work. Momoa is currently working on Justice League and there’s his Aquaman solo movie set for release in 2018. However, Mashable states that “Multiple people close to the project confirm to Mashable that Momoa is in talks to play the role, and has figured out a way to work it around his Aquaman duties.”
So apparently that’s all fine.
The Crow remake is, of course, one of the most “difficult” productions in modern times. It’s gone through legions of filmmakers and actors (Bradley Cooper, Luke Evans), and it even had a Nick Cave script, which we’d still like to read, actually. It came very, very close to actually filming with Jack Huston as Eric Draven, Jessica Brown Findlay as Shelley and Andrea Riseborough as Top Dollar. It’s not known whether Findlay or Riseborough will still be attached, but we hope so. Riseborough as Top Dollar would be brilliant. Anyway, Relativity went bankrupt and it was all systems stop.
However, their commitment to the film has been unwavering in spite of everything, and it’s nice to see that Hardy is still involved. We were big fans of The Hallow and he’s stuck with this film for a long time. Maybe this is it.
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