Dealing with unbearable pain from an unspeakable loss, 1994's The Crow still leaves an indelible mark on viewers with its foreboding atmosphere, haunting soundtrack, and tremendous final performance by the late Brandon Lee. A reboot of The Crow has been in development for years and though its news front has been quiet for some time, it's just been revealed that a new director has been lined up to take the reboot's reigns.

Deadline reports that the folks at Relativity Studios have set their sights on Corin Hardy to helm The Crow reboot. F. Javier Gutiérrez was previously going to direct the long-gestating remake, but instead opted to take on the third movie in The Ring series. The Crow reboot is scheduled to begin production in the spring. Hardy will direct off a screenplay by Cliff Dorfman and Gutierrez will stay involved as an executive producer. Dracula Untold and No One Lives star Luke Evans is set to play Eric, the role originally portrayed by the late, legendary Brandon Lee.

Fans of The Crow comic book series by James O'Barr on which the film franchise is based should be pleased to know that O'Barr is working as a consultant on the reboot. Edward R. Pressman and Jeff Most (who both produced the original film) are producing, along with Kevin Misher, Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh, and Jeff Waxman. Joining Gutierrez as executive producers are Tucker Tooley, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and Dan Farah.

Corin Hardy's first feature film, The Hallow, will hit theaters next year and follows a family fighting off hellish monsters at a secluded house in the woods. Interestingly, The World's End director Edgar Wright advised producer Pressman to give Hardy the chance to direct The Crow reboot. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates on this project as more details develop.

For those unfamiliar with the original The Crow film, its story, like the comic book, follows a man named Eric who, along with his fiancée Shelly, is murdered by a group of vicious thugs. Eric comes back from the dead via a mystical crow to seek revenge on the murderers, all the while mourning the tragic loss of Shelly.

Source: Deadline
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