The Crow is a cult classic that reached unfortunate legendary status for having its star Brandon Lee (son of iconic martial artist Bruce Lee) killed during filming in a freak firearm accident.
An attempt to reboot the character into a new movie (the original was released in 1994) has been plagued with multiple problems, including directors/actors dropping out of the project and the financial difficuties of Relativity Media.
Now the creator of the character, James O’Barr, says that the movie will still happen, despite all the setbacks. At the Twin Tiers Comic Con in New York last weekend, O’Barr insisted the movie would still get made.
The company, Pressman Films, that owns The Crow film and TV rights, licensed it to a studio named Relativity. And Relativity made like a hundred bad movies and lost money so now they’re in financial trouble. So the producers are just going to take it to another studio if Relativity can’t get backing again. It’s going to happen. I talked to Pressman Films a couple of weeks ago and they said within two or three weeks, we should have it placed at a new studio. Because the day Relativity announced that they were having financial problems, there were like a dozen other studios that called about getting The Crow property. it definitely will happen.
Finding a studio to partner with (and funding to go along with it) is just part of the battle. Currently the film doesn’t even have a leading man to play the title character, Eric Draven.