Jason Momoa Exits 'The Crow' Reboot

"I've waited 8 years to play this dream role," the actor wrote on Instagram.
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The remake of The Crow is back in the cage.

Star Jason Momoa wrote Thursday in an Instagram post that the project has fallen apart, and shared a photo of himself with filmmaker Corin Hardy, who was to direct.

"I’ve waited 8 years to play this dream role. I love you @corinhardy and @sonypictures unfortunately I may have to wait 8 more. Not our team," he wrote. "But I swear I will. James O’Barr [creator of the comic book series The Crow] sorry to let you down I won’t on the next. This film needs to be set free. And to the fans. Sorry. I can’t play anything but what this film deserves and it needs love. I’m ready when it’s right."

Financial issues between producer Samuel Hadida and Sony, which was to have distributed the movie, are said to be the cause of the film's demise.

Earlier this year, Sony set a release date of Oct. 11, 2019, for the project.

Alex Proyas, director of the 1994 original film, had spoken out against the remake, describing it as disrespectful to the memory of fallen star Brandon Lee. The pic starred Lee as a man brought back from the dead in order to avenge the death of his girlfriend, as well as his own. The Crow became a cult hit, in part because Lee was killed in a tragic on-set accident during production.

The planned reboot was expected to be faithful to O’Barr's indie comic, first published in 1989.
 
 

I’ve waited 8 years to play this dream role. I love you @corinhardy and @sonypictures unfortunately I may have to wait 8 more. Not our team. But I swear I will. James O’Barr sorry to let you down I won’t on the next. This film needs to be set free. And to the fans. Sorry. I can’t play anything but what this film deserves and it needs love. I’m ready when it’s right. Love u Corin aloha j

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