It seems some progress has finally been made on the long-mooted The Crow remake, which had been laboring in development hell at the troubled Relativity production company for a number of years.

‘The Crow’ Remake Has Finally Locked In A Director

The company declared bankruptcy back in March, putting the freeze on efforts to bring the undead vigilante character back to the big screen. The Wrap is now reporting, however, that as the studio’s finances have since stabilized, things are getting back on track, with the announcement that director Corin Hardy has just been locked in to helm the project.

No actor has officially signed on to play the titular character, though numerous stars have been rumored to be attached, including Jack HustonTom Hiddleston, James McAvoy, Mark Wahlberg and Bradley Cooper.

The film will chronicle the adventures of Erik Draven, who is murdered and brought back from the dead by a mystical crow to exact revenge on his killers. The first film adaption of the comic book was released in 1994 and has since gained a significant cult following. Directed by Alex Proyas, it starred the late Brandon Lee (pictured) in the feature role.

Relativity will be banking on the success of the film to bolster its still struggling finances.
A concrete release date has yet to be announced.

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