Back in November of 2009, we learned that plans were in the works to make a new reboot version of the 1994 film The Crow. In the wake of that initial report, we continually heard that things were on track for the reboot to get made … and back in April of last year, we learned that actor Bradley Cooper had signed on to play the lead role of Eric Draven/The Crow. In August of last year, we learned that Bradley was no longer attached to the film (which was GREAT NEWS considering the terribly ridiculous concept art we saw of Cooper as The Crow) and it seemed, at long last, plans for the reboot film were dead. Today, like it or not, we learn that the Crow reboot has found new life … and that plans have been renewed to move the film into production.
The lawsuit between Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company concerning THE CROW has been amicably settled out of court, and the parties will continue to work on the film together as planned. In addition, Relativity Media has dismissed all of its claims against The Weinstein Company for any wrongdoing regarding the release and distribution of NINE, and The Weinstein Company has dismissed all of its claims against Relativity Media.”
To be honest, I was so wrapped up in the film’s casting and director woes that I wasn’t even aware that there was a major lawsuit standing in the way of the film’s production. I just assumed that everyone kept dropping out of appearing in the film due to it being a REALLY bad idea. I guess now that this legal hurdle has been crossed, we’ll go back to hearing new casting and director news. Ugh, as much as I really do not like the idea of a new Crow film, I really believe that the story is so ripe that another good film could come out of it. If handled properly, a new Crow film could really work. But casting has to be perfect, the look and feel of the film has to be handled expertly and the setting MUST stay in Detroit, MI. I love the original 1994 film so I have a hard time believing that any reboot will be able to surpass that film … but it is possible that an adequate film could be made. I’m not holding my breath but … hope does spring eternal. Let’s see how long we have to wait before we get more Crow reboot news. If a new film has to be made, let’s hope they AT LEAST try to make it a good film.