By Creative Media TimesSony Pictures’ remake of “The Crow” starring Jason Momoa (Aquaman) is now set to hit theaters on October 11, 2019. At the moment, this is the same date occupied by Conrad Vernon’s animated film The Addams Family, and two weeks before Wonder Woman sequel storms theaters.
Momoa is set to play Eric Draven, the iconic character played by Brandon Lee in his final film appearance in the 1994 film of “The Crow”.
That film helmed by Alex Proyas is a cult classic, not only due to the tragic on-set incident during production, but for its intense action scenes and visual style that earned comparisons to another cult classic Blade Runner. The Crow was a box office sleeper hit, eventually earning $50 million but the end of it’s theatrical run in the United States, on a modest budget of $23 million.
The announced release date is a step in the positive direction for fans, as remake has been hit with numerous development setbacks and legal battles over the years since the remake was announced in 2008.
Since then, various actors have been attached to play the eponymous protagonist including Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum and James McAvoy among others.
The film intends to be faithful adaptation of the 1989 comic book series The Crow by James O’Barr, which tells the story of Eric Draven, a rock musician resurrected from the dead by a crow to avenge the death of his girlfriend as well as his own.
The film will be directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) and written by Nick Cave.