We have some bad news. Aquaman Jason Momoa revealed that the remake of The Crow has been dropped. We all know how much Jason was looking forward to the lead but sadly, his 'dream role' has been cancelled.
The film was supposed to release on October 11, 2019
Jason disclosed this news and apologised to fans in an Instagram post on Thursday alongside a photograph of himself with filmmaker Corin Hardy, who was to direct, reports variety.com.
He wrote, "I've waited eight years to play this dream role. I love you Corin Hardy and Sony Pictures 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."
According to reports, there were some financial issues between The Crow's producer Samuel Hadida and Sony. This film was aiming to be a more faithful adaption of James O'Barr's original 1989 comic book of the same name, and had been in development at Relativity Media with various directors and actors for nearly a decade.
The original movie, helmed by Alex Proyas went on to become a cult hit after Brandon Lee, who played the rock musician brought back from the dead to avenge the rape and murder of his girlfriend, died during the production of the film, shot with a defective blank days before the The Crow wrapped.