See JASON MOMOA as THE CROW

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Former The Crow director Corin Hardy has revealed a photo of himself and Jason Momoa - with Momoa in the full Crow make-up - as he talks about their departure from the beleagured reboot.

"I knew from the off, that the idea of making a new version of The Crow was never going to be for everyone, because it is a beloved film," Hardy explained on Instagram. "And I say that as someone in love with it myself. But I poured everything I had into the last 3.5 years of work, to try & create something which honoured what the Crow stood for; from James O’Barr’s affecting graphic novel, to Alex Proyas’s original movie, with great respect to Brandon Lee and with the desire to make something bold and new, that myself, as an obsessive fan, could be proud of. And with @prideofgypsies Jason Momoa, and my amazing team of artists & film-makers, we came SO close. But sometimes, when you love something so much, you have to make hard decisions. And yesterday, deciding it was time to let go of this dark & emotional dream project, was the hardest decision of all. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever."

The reported dual exit is attributed to creative and financial differences with the film's primary producer/financier Samuel Hadida of Davis Films. The film was reportedly set to begin filming in Budapest in late June/early July.

The Crow was previously announced as debuting in theaters October 11, 2019.

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