After Relativity Studios recently filed for bankruptcy, it seemed that the long-gestating remake of The Crow was dead in the water. The project has been riddled with problems from day one, though franchise creator James O’Barr says that Eric Draven is not down and out just yet. Read on.
Per ComicBook.com, O’Barr was on hand for a panel at last weekend’s Twin Tiers Comic-Con in Elmira, New York, and he assured the audience that The Crow remake, whether anyone wants it or not, is going to take flight in the very near future.
“It’s still very much a live property,” said O’Barr. “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,” he continued. “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. Ot definitely will happen.”
The original 1994 film The Crow centered on a murdered rock star who is resurrected in order to hunt down his killers. Brandon Lee, son of martial arts star Bruce Lee, died during the film’s production after he was shot with a defective blank.