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28 Weeks Later Director To Resurrect The Crow

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, best known for the 2002 horror film 28 Weeks Later, has signed on to direct The Crow remake for Relativity Media, Heat Vision reports.

Based on the hit 1989 comic by James O’Barr, The Crow centers on a young musician who’s killed while trying save his fiancee from street thugs, only to be resurrected by supernatural forces. He seeks vengeance against his murderers, methodically stalking the thugs and killing them.

The original adaptation, released in 1994 by Miramax, was a critical and commercial success that achieved cult status, in part, because of the on-set death of star Brandon Lee. It spawned three movie sequels and a short-lived television series.

The remake has been in the works since at least 2008, when Stephen Norrington (Blade, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) announced his plans to write and direct a “reinvention” of The Crow.

Writer-musician Nick Cave (The Proposition, The Wettest County in the World) penned the most recent draft of the script, but Heat Vision reports a new writer is expected to be brought in to work with Fresnadillo. The film is being produced by Edward R. Pressman, Jeff Most, Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Apaches Entertainment’s Enrique Lopez Lavigne and Belen Atienza.

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  • http://twitter.com/Dawnell_do Dawnell_do

    I’m a little on the fence this remake.

  • http://tpbtavern.blogspot.com/ Farson89

    “Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, best known for the 2002 horror film 28 Weeks Later”

    Well if that isn’t a warning sign I don’t know what is.

  • Bosk

    What is the point of reinventing perfection?

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.schmitt#!/ David R. Schmitt

    A re-make to this sullies Brandon’s name. the original still holds up. Go in a different direction but get quality actors and production behind it, something the previous sequels lacked. Go with a female Crow using Portman, Knightly or another big name.

    O.K. this goes against what I just said but I think Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) would play a good Crow. They could adapt the story that featured a Native American female as The Crow done sometime back.

    From wiki:Iris Shaw

    She appears in the three issue series Flesh and Blood and is the first woman to assume the role. Iris is a Federal Conservation officer who is killed by terrorist members of a rural militia compound, along with her unborn child, after catching key members breaking conservation laws. The Crow resurrects her to hunt them down. She seems to be not completely invincible, as, according to the Crow, she must complete her mission before she rots. She can’t really heal, thus Iris uses a stapler to sew her wounds.

  • deathgem

    If I remember right, there was a time…many moons ago…sometime after the second “crow” film I believe when Rob Zombie was wanting to do a film adaptation of “flesh n’ blood”. But his story was rejected so he basically told them f*** you and went and did his own thing.

  • Prodigalsun0911

    exactly. isnt that what the sequels tried to do?