Filmmaker Corin Hardy says work will likely resume on his planned remake of the 1994 superhero-horror movie The Crow early next year. The British director had been in pre-production on the movie this summer but the project was postponed after Relativity, the company which is making the film, filed for bankruptcy in July.
“The Crow is happening,” Hardy tells EW. “I’m going to make it! We were making it, and it was going very well, until this Relativity situation occurred. But it’s something that I’m very excited about, very passionate about. We’re all waiting to resume preproduction. Ed Pressman (Wall Street, the original Crow) is the producer. Creatively, everyone’s excited. Relativity is sorting itself out — which I can’t speak about. But you can read about it online.”
Hardy also confirmed that he will have to cast a new leading man. Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston was set to star in the film but left the project once production was delayed.
“That was to do with timing,” says Hardy, adding, with a laugh, “It’s another fresh start! Basically, keep watching, and early next year we’ll be cracking on again.”
Hardy’s debut film, the Ireland-set horror movie The Hallow, is released on VOD, Nov. 5, and in theaters, Nov. 6.
You can see the trailer for The Hallow, below.