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Despite being embroiled in a legal feud with The Weinstein Company over the distribution rights, Relativity Media is pushing ahead with its remake of The Crow, hiring Watchmen screenwriter Alex Tse to pen the script.
Based on the 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 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.
Writer-musician Nick Cave (The Proposition, The Wettest County in the World) penned the most recent draft of the script, but Relativity signaled in April that it would bring in a new screenwriter to work with Fresnadillo.