Will the new The Crow film ever come to life? According to creator James O’Barr, it’s still on the way.
After Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy late last month, many assumed it was the final nail in the coffin for the project. BUT, “it’s still very much a live property,” ComicBook.com quotes O’Barr as stating during the Twin Tiers Comic Con in Elmira, NY.
“The company, Pressman Films, that owns The Crow film and TV rights, licensed it to a studio named Relativity,” O’Barr explained.
“And Relativity made like a hundred bad movies and lost money so now they’re in financial trouble. So the producers are just going to take it to another studio if Relativity can’t get backing again.”
O’Barr said he was told by Pressman Films that the project should be placed at another studio “within two or three weeks,” citing the fact that “like a dozen other studios” showed interest in getting The Crow on board the day Relativity announced their financial woes.
It’s been quite the stop-start journey for The Crow so far, but maybe a new studio is all that’s needed for the film to come to life once and for all. O’Barr is certainly confident, saying with a doubt: “It definitely will happen.”