A little more than a day after the Weinstein Co. and Relativity Media settled their lawsuit over THE CROW, we now have a scribe and director on board. Those looking for a Chris Columbus and Uwe Boll pairing… prepare to be pissed.
Relativity says its adaptation of Alex Proyas’ 1994 cult classic will be “a gritty reboot of the iconic character Eric Draven, who returns from the grave as The Crow on a mission to avenge his wife’s murder, so that his soul can finally rest.”
To bring said reboot to life they’ve hired F. Javier Gutierrez, director of BEFORE THE FALL will direct and Jesse Wigutow, who recently rewrote THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND, will write. I haven’t seen either one so I can’t comment on how good/bad this choice is, but I can tell you that I am not opposed to bringing this back to the screen.
The studio hasn’t yet announced a release date or cast.
Edward R. Pressman (who produced the original) is producing along with Jeff Most and Relativity’s CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh.
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