After countless setbacks and struggles, creator of ?The Crow? James O?Barr shares his reactions about the reality of what will happen to the show. In spite of all the controversies and reports that the movie?is dead because of money problems, ?The Crow? reboot will definitely happen, according to ComicBook.com.
?It?s still very much a live property,? O?Barr said during a panel organized by ComicBook.com at a recent Twin Tiers Comic Con in Elmira, New York. ?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,? he added. ?So the producers are just going to take it to another studio if Relativity can?t get backing again.?
So for the news circulating about ?The Crow? reboot terminating production may be explained as a bit of an overstatement. Although Relativity has suffered financial loss during the recent years, the reboot has found a way to sustain itself, but may continue on a later date. ?It?s going to happen. 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. It will definitely happen,? James O?Barr stated in a panel interview from ComicBook.com.
Cast and crew problems
Problems regarding the shows cast and crew have also been a persisting complication over the years. There were a number of directors who were unable to continue the production from Stephen Norrington (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall), to Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later). And after a while, eventually ends with Corin Hardy, still currently attached to ?The Crow? reboot, according to Screenrant.com.
Lead roles have also been changed time and time again from Mark Wahlberg, Bradley Cooper, Tom Hiddleston, Alexander Skarsgard, Luke Evan, to Jack Huston, who was the recent actor to bail on the show, revealing some scheduling conflicts, shared by Screenrant.com.
The popularity of ?The Crow? helps in keeping the reboot afloat, making James O?Barr statement of a definite continuation irrevocable. Let?s hope that it won?t be the last we see of the show.