The Crow remake takes off again

A remake of the 90s thriller, The Crow, is back on track for a remake after a resolved dispute between the Weinstein Company and Relativity Media.

The two companies have put their differences aside and have closed a deal with Spanish film maker, Francisco Gutiérrez (Before The Fall) to remake the film. Jesse Wigutow (Ugly Naked People, It Runs in the Family) will be writing the screenplay.

The gritty reboot of the psychological thriller will be produced by Edward R. Pressman (Bad Lieutenant, American Psycho) and Jeff Most (The Specialist) with Tucker Tooley – who helped direct Limitless – as executive producer.

The American classic – originally starring Brandon Lee who tragically died on set – was set to be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and star The Hangover’s Bradley Cooper, but since the legal dispute over the film rights, both men have dropped out.

Cooper, who is also the star of the action-thriller Limitless , told Empire: ‘There weren’t even that many ups and downs. We were talking about doing it because of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, I’m such a massive fan, and then the timing didn’t work out. He just dropped out of it also so I don’t know what they’re going to do.’

The horror thriller features the iconic character Eric Draven, who returns from the grave as The Crow in order to avenge his and his wife’s murder, so that his soul can rest. The original film – which is based on the comic book series by James O’Barr – had to be rewritten after Brandon Lee received an accidental gunshot on set. He later died in hospital.

There is no word on the casting or the release date yet but we will keep you posted with the latest news!

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