It looks like Jason Momoa is going from being a Dothraki warlord and an ocean-friendly superhero to being the next man in line to be the titular character in THE CROW. The Game of Thrones alum is currently in talks to star in Relativity’s noir-soaked, vigilante reboot.
Momoa took to Instagram to announce the news with a snapshot of him and director Corin Hardy having a pint of Guinness with the caption, “The only way to officially seal the deal as men is (with) a pint of black beauty.”
The Crow remake has been sitting on the shelf for quite a while and has been through a fair share of personnel changes. At one point Jack Huston was attached to star, but he dropped out due to many delays. The reboot’s revolving door of directors has included Stephen Norrington, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and F. Javier Gutierez before Hardy boarded and there has been an endless list of writers attached to the project with the most recent being Cliff Dorfman, who penned the script for the Tom Hardy/Joel Edgerton vehicle Warrior. Ed Pressman, producer of the 1994 original is set to produce alongside Ryan Kavanaugh and Dana Brunetti.
Based on the graphic novel by James O’ Barr, the 1994 original was directed by Alex Proyas and starred Brandon Lee, who tragically died on set in an accidental shooting.
In addition to his forthcoming role as Aquaman in the DCEU’s Justice League and a 2018 solo pic, Momoa can be seen in Ana Lily Amirpour’s “cannibal love story” The Bad Batch, which will premiere at the New York Film Festival later this year. He can also be seen in the action pic Braven with Steven Lang and the upcoming comedy Going Under opposite Bruce Willis.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer
This news was first reported by Mashable.