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Fans of the original The Crow movie will probably be happy to learn that Corin Hardy’s The Crow Reborn now has an official release date of October 11, 2019.

The iconic 1994 film followed singer Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) who is murdered, along with his wife, as he returns from the dead and seeks revenge.

The reboot seems to be keeping to that same story, however, will apparently be more accurate to the original comic series as written by James O’Barr. The script comes from writers Nick Cave (Lawless) and Cliff Dorfman (Warrior).

Also, like the original, the gritty reboot is aiming for an R rating and has a budget of $40 million.

Replacing Brandon Lee will be none other than Aquaman and Khal Drogo himself, Jason Momoa. Momoa can also be seen in this year’s upcoming Aquaman movie (directed by a modern master of horror, James Wan) which is set to come out on December 21, 2018.

Director Corin Hardy (2015’s The Hallow) is currently finishing up work on Atomic Monster and also set to direct The Nun which is comes out September 7, 2018. The Nun takes place in the same universe as The Conjuring and will follow a priest as he sent to Rome to investigate the death of a nun. Both Aquaman and The Nun are currently in Post-Production.

The Crow Reborn was originally supposed to start shooting at Relativity Media back in January of 2017 but halted when it left Relativity due to financial reasons and went to Sony Pictures.

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Davis Films, Highland Film Group, and Electric Shadow have acquired the rights to finance, produce and distribute. The project as a whole seems to have had a troubled past, having first been announced a decade ago back in 2008.

Originally, Stephen Norrington (Blade), and later, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) were slated to direct. Stephen Norrington was also a creature designer/sculptor on a few sci-fi/horror projects of note such as Aliens, Alien 3, and Exorcist: The Beginning.

 

For more on The Crow, click here to watch a short but in-depth documentary about the original film, or you can read more about Sony’s reboot here.