- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Flipboard
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Tumblr
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
Producer Ed Pressman (Wall Street, American Psycho) has revealed that The Crow remake’s long and bumpy road could finally be reaching an end, with production targeted to start next year.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter on the Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s opening night, Pressman — who was also behind the 1994 original — said that he hoped production on the reboot of the cult horror flick would begin “in the spring.”
Pressman, who was in Abu Dhabi to attend the International Showbiz Expo and will collect a lifetime achievement award from the festival, described The Crow as “the anti Spider-Man.”
Read more How ‘Dracula Untold’s’ New Ending Could Tie Into Universal’s Monster Universe
“It still has a big fan base even though it was so long ago,” he said. “But the generation today doesn’t even know The Crow.”
A string of actors have been linked to play the iconic role made famous by the late Brandon Lee — who died in the making of the first film — with Dracula Untold‘s Luke Evans the current favorite. Evans added further fuel to the fire earlier this year when he spoke about the film at the BAFTAs, telling Red Carpet TV about preproduction and saying that the remake would be “bringing to the screen a lot of parts of the story that were never really told.”
However, Pressman said that nothing regarding casting was confirmed at this stage.
Read more The ‘Star Wars’ Effect: Why Hollywood Is Hot on Abu Dhabi
Speaking on collecting his lifetime achievement award, Pressman said that he had just finished work on his 90th film, The Man Who Knew Infinity, a biopic about Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan based on the book by Robert Kanigel. The movie stars Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons and Stephen Fry and is currently in postproduction with director Matt Brown.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day