The planned reboot of ‘The Crow’ movie franchise has been put on hold.
Multiple sources have reported that production on the remake has been suspended.
Pre-production ceased on the film last week when crew vacated after months of preparation.
This latest delay of the planned film correlates with the financial woes of the film’s US backer Relativity Media, a source close to Relativity told ScreenDaily that the company still “intends to move forward with producing and releasing ‘The Crow’”.
The staff at Pinewood Studios in Cardiff are reported to be awaiting further instructions from the troubled films producers. Over the course of a year the film has lost Jack Huston as its lead in June, and Luke Evans prior to that.
Replacements for these key players in making the film are as yet to be found, but once they are the film will be directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow). Crew working on the production have confirmed that Andrea Riseborough had been expected to take on the role of the film’s villain, Top Dollar.
Among the film’s stable of Hollywood producers are Edward R. Pressman, who produced the original film in the franchise, Kevin Misher, Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, and Jeff Waxman. Relativity president Tucker Tooley and Harvey and Bob Weinstein are executive producers.
Although Hollywood insiders are still optimistic that the film will be made. This latest delay comes at a time when a number of Relativity’s films are in doubt.
A number of Relativity’s staff were laid off last week and the company has also recently filed for bankruptcy.
The original 1994 film of ‘The Crow’ starred the late Brandon Lee and centred on a murdered rock star who is resurrected in order to hunt down his killers. Several sequels followed, but pretty much went straight to DVD. An ill fated television series was also made in the 1990s, which starred Mark Dacascos in the title role.