The Crow reboot flies the coop; Relativity sells off rights

The Crow reboot flies the coop; Relativity sells off rights

Pressman developed the film with Relativity, which will be a more faithful adaptation of the original "Crow" graphic novel written by James O'Barr.

Indeed it's even less of a surprise to learn that the reboot itself has been in the works for almost a decade, plagued by financing issues and the departure of Stephen Norrington, the director and writer who initially got the project up and running back in 2008.

"Samuel Hadida's Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow have acquired the rights to finance, produce and distribute The Crow Reborn, a reboot of the cult classic franchise".

Just when it looked like The Crow reboot was finally happening, it has run into further delays. Relavitity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh will executive produce. Director Corin Hardy is expected to stay with the movie. The film, which is expected to hew closer to the source material, is now slated to begin principal photography in 2017, but it remains to be seen (officially) just who will be behind and in front of the camera.

The THR report claims production is still scheduled to begin in 2017, but when exactly will probably depend on whether Hardy and Momoa stick around, or decide that the move away from Relativity is the last straw.

What Does This Mean For The Movie?

Things could change, however, now that the project has fled Relativity for greener pastures.

There is no word as to who will direct and star in THE CROW, although Jason Momoa's name is still in circulation.

But this does cast doubt again upon whether or not we'll be seeing Momoa and Hardy's continued involvement with #TheCrowReborn, as their agreements will have been worked out with Relativity and will now need to be renegotiated. It is unclear if they will remain involved.

Production for The Crow Reborn is set to start in 2017. And it's a project that's threatened to fall apart several times since it was first announced.