Jason Momoa is not done with the comic universe – not by a long shot! After his run as DC’s Aquaman, he will be taking on the mantle of another comic book avatar – The Crow, a project that has been in the pipeline for many years.
The Crow is a superhero comic book series developed by James O’Barr. It was first published in 1989. The series follows the character The Crow (Eric Draven). A dark fantasy story, Draven is brought back to life a year after his death by a crow to take revenge on the thugs who brutally murdered his fiancé and him.
The series was made into a movie in 1994 starring Brandon Lee, the son of none other than Bruce Lee. Shockingly, Lee died during shooting when a prop gun malfunctioned. They were only eight days away from finishing production when the accidental death occurred. The production was completed using rewritten scripts, stunt double and digital effects.
A series written by O’Barr to deal with his girlfriend’s death, it seems oddly fitting that it should go through so much trouble to get made on screen. Though several sequels were made after, the 1994 movie remains a cult classic; Lee’s death pushing it to near mythical status.
The reboot has seen many ups and downs with names like Bradley Cooper, Jake Huston and Luke Evans said to play the lead. With numerous actors and directors getting attached, production houses filing for bankruptcy, this series has had its share of bad luck.
After a year of Momoa having been associated with the film, things have started moving forward. Sony too has only recently agreed to distribute the film.
With all its history and source of inspiration and the story itself, it’s no wonder the series is believed to be cursed. Here’s hoping Momoa breaks that curse and we get to see this dark fantasy action film on the screen soon.