We've been hearing about an upcoming reboot of The Crow for nearly a decade. The last we heard: Aquaman and Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa had signed on to play the titular role, and production was slated for January 2017.
At last, it's actually happening.
Momoa just made a cryptic confirmation that production on The Crow Reborn would begin soon on Instagram.
"I've been waiting for sooooo long. @corinhardy let’s do this brother aloha," he captioned an image of some badass fan art.
Corin Hardy is a British film director who made his debut with the acclaimed 2015 horror film The Hallow. That's a solid track record for a director about to tackle The Crow, a dark fantasy film about a man who is brought back to life after he and his fiancée are murdered and sets out on a quest for revenge.
The 1994 original film, based on a comic, became an instant classic and immortalized star Brandon Lee, who was killed on the shoot in an incident involving a prop gun. The movie was completed through the use of CGI and body doubles.
The director, Alex Proyas, previously told Collider that he does not support a reboot of his cult classic.
"I personally feel like it's kind of unnecessary. I've said this many times, I've completed the original movie to honor Brandon and that's the sole reason I did it. I'm happy I did it for that reason. I sort of feel like it's his legacy and I personally don't have a lot of time for people trying to reignite that movie in other ways. So you know, to me, this is one situation where it would be nice if Hollywood kind of left it alone and let it remain Brandon Lee's legacy."
Jason Momoa has a lot to match up to, but his obvious enthusiasm for the project is an auspicious sign.