Los Angeles, June 1 (IANS) The remake of “The Crow” has fallen apart, says actor Jason Momoa, who is still eager to play the lead character which he has called his “dream role”.
Momoa made the disclosure about the project’s demise and apologised to fans in an Instagram post on Thursday alongside a photograph of himself with filmmaker Corin Hardy, who was to direct, reports variety.com.
Momoa said: “I’ve waited eight years to play this dream role. I love you Corin Hardy and Sony Pictures unfortunately I may have to wait 8 more. Not our team. But I swear I will. James O’Barr sorry to let you down I won’t on the next. This film needs to be set free. And to the fans. Sorry. I can’t play anything but what this film deserves and it needs love. I’m ready when it’s right.”
There were reports that financial issues between “The Crow” producer Samuel Hadida and Sony were the cause of the project’s collapse.
Sony announced on March 2 that “The Crow” will release in theaters on October 11, 2019.
The reboot was aiming to be a more faithful adaption of James O’Barr’s original 1989 comic book of the same name, and had been in development at Relativity Media with various directors and actors for nearly a decade.
The original film, directed by Alex Proyas, grossed $50.7 million at the US box office. It became a cult hit after Brandon Lee, who played the rock musician brought back from the dead to avenge the rape and murder of his girlfriend, died during the production of the film, shot with a defective blank days before the “The Crow” wrapped.