The Crow re-launch nears production

Producer Ryan Kavanaugh talks up this franchise re-launch.

MSDCROW EC007Producer Ryan Kavanaugh has let slip some intriguing details on the ongoing reboot of The Crow. Speaking to io9, Kavanaugh had plenty to divulge on the ideas going into Stephen Norrington’s reboot.

“The script is great. We’re very excited about it,” says Kavanaugh. “The Crow is definitely going to happen, we’re just getting all the pieces together right now. It’s not officially green lit, but it’s going to happen… I think in a couple months we could have the package together for sure.”

Despite not being officially confirmed it seems that The Crow is definitely gaining momentum in its pre-production, so much so that Kavanaugh even confirmed casting was next on the agenda: “It will be an actor you’ve heard of, yes. We’re not ruling anything out. We’re looking at both, with the very well known and the very talented but they may not be quite there yet.”

To finalise the point on the direction this project is heading in, Kavanaugh exclaimed the following: “It’s not a remake it’s literally a re-launch of the franchise.” Only time will tell how this change will sit with ardent fans of the original movie.

The Crow was originally released in 1994 and starred Brandon Lee in his final role. In an interview with SciFiNow the film’s director, Alex Proyas, was unsure about this re-launch. Although not quite as unhappy as previously reported, he did have this to say about the prospect of a new Crow film: “Hollywood these days keeps remaking stories so soon after the originals have been done. It just seems like we are just clutching at straws and original movies are becoming such rarities.”