Less than a month after THE CROW creator James O’Barr spoke highly of the upcoming reboot, it now looks like things aren’t as peachy as once thought. First comes word from Deadline that the reboot’s director F. Javier Gutiérrez has stepped down and has been replaced by newcomer Corin Hardy. Gutiérrez dropped out after realizing that THE CROW’s shooting schedule was going to confict with that of THE RING 3D, another film that he’s attached to. Gutiérrez spent nearly three years on THE CROW, so it’s possible the project wasn’t going as smoothly as O’Barr reported (though distributor Relativity Studios still holds a Spring 2015 start-date for the film).
Now it’s being reported that star Luke Evans may also bow out. While talking to Den of Geek, Evans was asked whether Gutiérrez’s departure would effect his decision to stay and if the project was still a go. Evans responded:
It’s not, no. No, at the minute THE CROW is not, not for me. I think it’s a little… I mean I’m sure it’s going to go ahead at some point, but I have other projects that are greenlit and ready to go and projects that I’m very interested in and you know, I can’t wait much longer! [laughs]
That certainly sounds like a resignation notice to me. I had welcomed the thought of THE CROW reboot after being horribly against it for quite some time. It was O’Barr’s explanation and the casting of Evans that made me feel more at ease. With Evans most-likely leaving, it’ll be hard for me to still wrap my head around this reboot.
So, do you think THE CROW reboot will still fly? Chime in below!