The long-gestating reboot of The Crow is moving forward with Aquaman and Frontier star Jason Momoa and has set a new official release date. Directed by Corin Hardy, The Crow Rebornwill hit cinemas on October 11, 2019.

To say that The Crow reboot has had a difficult time getting made would be an understatement. After years of development that saw just about every eligible actor and director attached at some stage, The Crow seemed like it would never see the light of day. However, writer/director Corin Hardy (The Hallow) refused to give up and signed Jack Huston to play the resurrected rock star Eric Draven. Things started happening; production dates were being etched out, a release date was set, co-stars were cast. Then, Huston departed, and shortly after Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy back in 2016.

Hardy remained optimistic that the movie would get made, but during Relativity's woes, Hardy briefly quit the project and The Crow reboot was derailed once again. When Hardy returned, he had a new plan, a new leading man in the muscular shape of Jason Momoa and Sony had picked up the distribution rights.

Based on James O’Barr’s cult comic book, The Crow was previously adapted back in 1994 by Alex Proyas with Brandon Lee in the starring role. Tragically, Lee died as a result of an improperly diactivated bullet cartridge during an on-set stunt. The box office success of the film led to three deeply inferior sequels, and a short-lived TV series reboot. The new take on The Crow promises to be a more faithful adaptation than any of the movies we've seen so far.

I'll admit to being pessimistic about The Crow Reborn, but I loved Hardy's The Hallow, and he joins the world of The Conjuring with the latest spin-off The Nun that's due in cinemas on September 7.  Hardy has stuck with The Crow for years and endured numerous production set-backs, so it's difficult not to root for The Crow Reborn to finally happen.