F. Javier Gutierrez Leaving 'The Crow' Reboot, New Director Hired
A remake of The Crow, based on the James O’Barr graphic novel series of the same name, has been in the works for years. Names like Bradley Cooper, James McAvoy and Tom Hiddleston have flirted with the project, and directors like Juan Carlos Fresnadillo have come and gone as well. Now the project has lost another director with F. Javier Gutierrez departing the project after being attached for awhile (he's not directing the next chapter of The Ring franchise). But Deadline reports a replacement has already been named with Relativity Studios hiring rising filmmaker Corin Hardy to take a crack at the film. Read on!
Here's an acclaimed, animated short called Butterfly that Hardy (above) previously directed:
Hardy also made his live-action debut with a film called The Hallow that will get released next year, and if you need any convincing, it was Edgar Wright who suggested him to producer Edward R. Pressman for the gig. In addition, he's also done some fine work behind the camera with music videos for artists like Ed Sheeran, The Prodigy, Keane and Biffy Clyro. Of course, this project has been in the works for so long, I'm not sure it will ever get off the ground. There was even a concept art teaser poster last year at Comic-Con saying that principal photography would begin this year, but that's clearly not going to happen. And what about the lead role? Luke Evans was linked to the film last year, but isn't mentioned this time. Stay tuned.