Deadline brings word this afternoon that director F. Javier Gutiérrez has dropped out of Relativity Studios’ upcoming reboot of The Crow and that Corin Hardy has been tapped as his successor. Hardy’s first feature film, The Hallow, will be released next year, though he has directed a number of short films and music videos for artists such as Ed Sheeran and The Prodigy. Gutiérrez signed on to direct the next entry in “The Ring” franchise, which conflicted with the shooting schedule of The Crow.
Luke Evans is currently attached to wear the iconic makeup in the film, which features a script by Cliff Dorfman. Series creator James O’Barr will also work as a creative consultant on the film. No release date is currently set though production is set to begin in spring of 2015.
The Crow was originally published as a four issue series in 1989 and was adapted into a film in 1994 by Alex Proyas with Brandon Lee in the title role. Countless other sequels to both the comic and film have been produced in the years following.