Long in development, Relativity Studios' The Crow remake is finally gearing up for a spring start date. Acclaimed music video director Corin Hardy is set to take the helm, replacing F. Javier Gutiérrez. Actor Luke Evans is still not officially signed for the lead.
Corin Hardy is set to make his feature film directorial debut with the horror thriller The Hallow, about a family battling a demonic force in the woods. It will be in theaters sometime in 2015. He first achieved acclaim for his short Butterfly (which is included at the bottom of this story). He has also directed music videos for a vast array of artists, including Ed Sheeran, Biffy Clyro, Keane, Paolo Nutini and The Prodigy.
The Crow creator James O'Barr has been helping to develop the film, and is curating the soundtrack, a position he held on the original 1994 The Crow. The World's End director Edgar Wright was the one who suggested Corin Hardy to producer Edward R. Pressman, who also served as a producer on the original.
F. Javier Gutiérrez had to step away from the project after accepting a job to direct the next installment in the popular The Ring franchise. Cliff Dorfman is responsible for writing the The Crow. F. Javier Gutiérrez is staying on the project as an executive producer. No release date has been set.