Corin Hardy Says Exiting ‘The Crow’ Reboot Was ‘The Hardest Decision Of All’

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Director Corin Hardy says exiting his “dream project,” “The Crow” reboot, was “the hardest decision” after coming “so close” to crafting the perfect film.

“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,” Hardy posted on Instagram on Friday. “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.”

He added, “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.”

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On Thursday, it was reported that Hardy and Momoa were exiting Sony’s remake, although production was set to begin in the next few weeks in Budapest. Sony was to release the film on October 11, 2019.

Momoa also took to Instagram to comment on his exit, writing, “I’ve waited 8 years to play this dream role. I love you @corinhardy and @sonypictures unfortunately I may have to wait 8 more. Not our team. But I swear I will. James O’Barr sorry to let you down I won’t on the next. This film needs to be set free. And to the fans. Sorry. I can’t play anything but what this film deserves and it needs love. I’m ready when it’s right. Love u Corin aloha j.”

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“Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever,” Hardy concluded in his post.

See his Instagram post below.

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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Sony’s ‘The Crow’ Reboot Gets 2019 Release Date

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Sony will release “The Crow” reboot on Oct. 11, 2019, the studio announced Friday.

Sony announced that they acquired the project in September. It had been in the works at Relativity for almost a decade with various directors and actors attached.

Jack Huston was attached to star in the film but he dropped out due to a scheduling conflict once the start date shifted. Jason Momoa is now expected to star, while Corin Hardy will still direct.

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Like the original, the story follows Eric Draven, a murder victim who returns from the dead, seeking vengeance on those who murdered him and his fiancée — with the help of a mystical bird. However, rather than a recreation of Alex Proyas’ film, “The Crow” reboot is said to be a more faithful adaptation of the comic book source material by James O’Barr.

Samuel Hadida’s Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow previously acquired the rights to finance, produce and distribute the film.

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Kevin Misher will be producing for Misher Films. Edward R. Pressman, who produced the original 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, will produce alongside Hadida, with Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow also producing.

Sony also dated “A Dog’s Way Home” for Jan. 11, 2019 and Catherine Hardwicke’s “Miss Bala” for Jan. 25, 2019.

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Sony Nabs ‘The Crow’ Reboot

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“The Crow” reboot is heading to Sony Pictures.

Sony will distribute the feature project — now titled “The Crow Reborn” — that has been in the works at Relativity for almost a decade with various directors and actors.

The reboot was set to go into production last January, however, when the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the future of the project was up in the air. Relativity emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2016.

Jack Huston was attached to star in the film but he dropped out due to a scheduling conflict once the start date shifted. Jason Momoa was most recently set to star in the remake, while Corin Hardy recently left the project. Whether Momoa will stay on the project is unclear.

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Like the original, the story follows Eric Draven, a murder victim who returns from the dead, seeking vengeance on those who murdered him and his fiancée with the help of a mystical bird. However, rather than a recreation of Alex Proyas’ film, “The Crow” reboot is said to be a more faithful adaptation of the comic book source material by James O’Barr.

Samuel Hadida’s Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow previously acquired the rights to finance, produce and distribute the film.

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Kevin Misher will be producing for Misher Films. Edward R. Pressman, who produced the original 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, will produce alongside Hadida, with Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow also producing.

Highland Film Group will be handling the international sales.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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‘The Crow’ Curse: How Michael Massee Unfarily Bore the Blame for Brandon Lee’s Death

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Michael Massee, who died Wednesday at the age of 61, is unfarily known as the man who killed Brandon Lee on the set of the 1994 film, “The Crow.”

According to the New York Times, Lee was 28 years old when a prop gun was improperly prepared and discharged at him from 20 feet away, firing a bullet into his stomach. He died after several hours of surgery on March 31, 1993.

The gun was supposed to fire a blank cartridge. Bob Rosen, the executive producer of the movie, told the Times that when the blank is fired, a “piece of soft wadding normally comes out of the gun. But this time a metallic projectile came out.”

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X-rays showed that the bullet was lodged in Lee’s spine. The accident took place during a scene in which Lee walked through a doorway carrying a grocery bag. Police said the bag contained a small explosive charge used to simulate the impact of gunfire, but the doctor analyzing the injuries found no signs of an explosion having been associated with Lee’s injuries.

Determining that it was a routine scene, Carolco Studios preemptively told the film’s freelance firearms consultant James Moyer that he would no longer be needed on set, People reported at the time. The regular stage crew was left to handle the scene.

That crew loaded the gun that eventually took Lee’s life with dummy bullets for a close-up shot taken prior to the scene. They then replaced those with blanks for the infamous flashback that would explain how Lee’s character had been killed prior to his resurrection.

But according to Moyer, a portion of one of the dummy bullets had become dislodged from its casing, remaining in the gun’s cylinder. When Massee pulled the trigger, he unwittingly discharged a live weapon.

According to Entertainment Weekly, no one at the time realized that Lee had been shot. The gun fired, the grocery bag detonated and the actor fell to the ground. It wasn’t until blood started oozing from his right side that witnesses realized he had been struck.

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No criminal charges were ever brought against Massee and the death was ruled an accident, but while no one ever blamed Massee for the actor’s death he told the Telegraph in 2005 that he struggled to recover from the accident.

“I don’t think you ever get over something like that,” he said.

In an interview with “Extra” in 2007, the actor said, “It absolutely wasn’t supposed to happen. I wasn’t even supposed to be handling the gun until we started shooting the scene and the director changed it.”

Filming of the project, directed by Alex Proyas, was suspended for several days. “The Crow” was eventually released on Mar. 13, 1994, with the film dedicated to Lee and his fiancée. Most of the film had been completed before the accident.

Massee died Wednesday, but details of his death weren’t immediately available.

After “The Crow” incident he took a year off from acting, he also worked on the TV series “24” and “Rizzoli & Isles.” He appeared as Gustav Fiers a.k.a. The Gentlemen in “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012) and its follow-up sequel. His other credits include “Seven,” “The Game” and “Catwoman.”

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