‘The Crow’ Director Opens Up About His Departure From The Reboot

'The Crow' Director Opens Up About His Departure From The Reboot

Just a few days ago it was reported that both star Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy had departed from the reboot of dark supernatural movie ‘The Crow’ due to both creative and financial differences between Sony – the film’s worldwide distributor – and Samuel Hadida, whose company, Davis Films, was financing the film. Confirmation of Jason Momoa’s departure from the project came from the Aquaman star soon after via an Instagram post, with director Corin Hardy following suit with his own heartfelt message to his followers. See below for the message:

I knew from the off, that the idea of making a new version of The Crow was never going to be for everyone, because it is a beloved film. And I say that as someone in love with it myself. But I poured everything I had into the last 3.5 years of work, to try & create something which honoured what the Crow stood for; from James O’Barr’s affecting graphic novel, to Alex Proyas’s original movie, with great respect to Brandon Lee and with the desire to make something bold and new, that myself, as an obsessive fan, could be proud of. And with @prideofgypsies Jason Momoa, and my amazing team of artists & film-makers, we came SO close. But sometimes, when you love something so much, you have to make hard decisions. And yesterday, deciding it was time to let go of this dark & emotional dream project, was the hardest decision of all. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.

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“I knew from the off, that the idea of making a new version of The Crow was never going to be for everyone, because it is a beloved film,” the filmmaker wrote on Instagram. “And I say that as someone in love with it myself. But I poured everything I had into the last 3.5 years of work, to try & create something which honoured what the Crow stood for; from James O’Barr’s affecting graphic novel, to Alex Proyas’s original movie, with great respect to Brandon Lee and with the desire to make something bold and new, that myself, as an obsessive fan, could be proud of. And with @prideofgypsies Jason Momoa, and my amazing team of artists & film-makers, we came SO close. But sometimes, when you love something so much, you have to make hard decisions. And yesterday, deciding it was time to let go of this dark & emotional dream project, was the hardest decision of all. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.”

Originally a comic book released back in 1989, The Crow received a film adaptation in 1994 starring Brandon Lee, who tragically died during production of the movie in an incident involving a prop gun. The departure of both Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy is but one of many of the setbacks the reboot has received over the years, though this latest one may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. At this point the fate of the reboot is up in the air, though at least for Jason Momoa’s part, he’ll happily come back to star in the film. “I’m ready when it’s right.”

So, thoughts on the latest news for the reboot of The Crow? Was Jason Momoa perfect for the lead role, or did you have somebody else in mind? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier2297 Posts

Ryan is a writer and the head editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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