‘The Crow’ Reboot Gets a New Director Recommended by Edgar Wright
The reboot of ‘The Crow’ has been in development for years, with two different directors attached, and several actors—including Bradley Cooper and Tom Hiddleston—connected to the project at various times. And now the film has once again lost a director, as F. Javier Gutierrez has left the long-gestating project, and gained a new one in Corin Hardy. But don’t worry: Hardy comes with a pretty impressive reference from fellow director Edgar Wright, which means that this remake might actually be in solid hands … for the time being.
Deadline reports that Gutierrez dropped out of the reboot of ‘The Crow’ to helm the next installment in ‘The Ring’ franchise, leaving the director’s chair empty once again. This isn’t the first director switch, as ‘28 Weeks Later’ director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was originally hired for the remake. Relativity Studios has now replaced Gutierrez with Corin Hardy, known mostly for his work directing music videos for artists including The Prodigy, Ed Sheeran, and Keane. Hardy established himself after directing the beautiful and haunting animated short ‘Butterfly,’ which you can watch in full below.
So how did someone like Hardy end up with this job? It was actually director Edgar Wright who recommended Hardy for ‘The Crow’ reboot—Wright suggested Hardy to Edward R. Pressman, who produced Alex Proyas’ 1994 adaptation of ‘The Crow,’ and is also producing this modern version.
The story focuses on a rock star who is resurrected from the dead to seek revenge on the men who murdered him and his fiancee. Luke Evans has been cast in the lead role of Eric Draven, who was famously played in the 1994 film by Brandon Lee. Evans has been signed on to the project for almost two years, but with a new director locked in (one with no other conflicts) and the studio looking to start production in the Spring, it looks like ‘The Crow’ reboot may actually, finally be happening.