Jason Momoa, the lead star of The Crow remake, July 22, 2017 – Gage Skidmore/Flickr
CAIRO – 4 March 2018: Sony's remake of the 1994 cult classic "The Crow" will be released on October 11, 2019, featuring "Game of Thrones" star Jason Momoa in the lead. This may mark the first successful attempt at rebooting the franchise, which has been haunted with trouble.
"The Crow", originally directed by Alex Proyas, was derived from a 1984 independent graphic novel by James O'Barr. It told a tragic dark fantasy story of supernatural revenge centered on Eric Draven, a musician who is brutally murdered alongside his fiancé and brought back to life as "The Crow", seeking vengeance against those who wronged him. While the comic was a success on its own, it was the 1994 film adaptation that received the most attention, both in regards to being critically praised as one of the first serious comic book adaptations, and due to the unfortunate fate that befell its lead actor, Brandon Lee.
Lee, son of world-famous Martials arts icon and actor Bruce Lee, was accidentally shot to death while shooting a scene that involved gunfire; the blank shot that was supposed to be fired at Lee was improperly adjusted for safety, thus resulting in a fatal wound. The incident occurred eight days before the film was due to finish production, as such several of Lee's unfinished scenes required stuntmen and digital editing.
Momoa has big shoes to fill in the upcoming remake, as Lee's performance has been singled out as one of the film's best features. He stands as an accomplished actor of his own however, praised in particular for his role in "Game of Thrones" as Khal Drogo. He is also notable for being Aquaman in "The Justice League", and is set to star in the lead role of the upcoming "Aquaman" movie.
"The Crow" remake will be directed by Corin Hardy, best known for the 2015 Irish Horror flick "The Hallows", and his upcoming horror movie "The Nun" to be released later this year.