Jason Momoa, known for his roles as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones and Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as other upcoming DC comics films, is in talks to star in a remake of the 1994 film The Crow, Mashable reports.
The Crow was based on James O’Barr’s comic series of the same name and starred Brandon Lee, the son of legendary martial artist and actor Bruce Lee. During production of The Crow, Lee was killed by an accidental gunshot wound caused by an improperly disabled blank round.
The remake of The Crow will likely follow protagonist Eric Draven, played by Lee in the original, a rock musician who is resurrected from the dead in order to avenge his fiancée’s murder.
Corin Hardy, director of indie horror film The Hallow, will direct The Crow remake. An Instagram photo of Momoa and Hardy sharing a pint of Guinness with the hashtags #sealthedeal and #dreamjob was the tipoff to his being cast, and sources close to Mashable confirmed the news.