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Fresnadillo To Direct The Crow?
Or will it be Javier Guiterrez?

16 February 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Fangoria

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Creative comings and goings in pre-production are perfectly normal, so maybe it's just the constant reporting that's making it seem as if the remake of The Crow is struggling to take flight. Mark Wahlberg passed on playing the vengeful resurrected zombie rock star, and Stephen Norrington walked as director after some "creative differences" with the producers. Now though, The Crow may have a new director, in 28 Weeks Later's Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.

Fresnadillo is in the market for a next gig, since he's just about to complete work on Intruders, his horror thriller starring Clive Owen, Carice van Houten and Daniel Bruhl. The director of the really-rather-good 28 Days Later follow-up has already taken some meetings with current Crow honchos Relativity Media.

He's not the only director in the frame though, since Relativity are also talking to Javier Guiterrez, who made the 2008 Spanish sci-fi thriller Before the Fall, and is currently preparing House of Horror, based on a story by James Wan (Saw, Insidious). He's also got a new version of the horror chestnut The Monkey's Paw in the works, and the alien-oriented project The Greys, so he may have to let one of those spinning plates fall if he decides to tackle Eric Draven's return.

Whichever director ends up behind the camera however, both are certainly interesting choices, indicating that Relativity are at least aiming to continue down the unseen-Crow path that Norrington started out on (Nick Cave even put in some script work, although it's unclear now whether that will be used). Three weak sequels and a cheap TV series have tainted the legacy of the Alex Proyas / Brandon Lee film (dated now but still much beloved), so a new Crow will need, as Norrington intended, to return to those James O'Barr comics and remind us what was great about them.

Further announcements should follow shortly...


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RE: 'Really rather good'
Damn it! Why remake The Crow? Seriously. The first movie was great, probably the best movie about a comic book EVER. Brandon Lee was PERFECT for that role, no one else could touch him in that role, just brilliant, cool movie too, very true to the graphic novel. If Lee was alive today he still might be playing this character! RIP Brandon. More

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RE: 'Really rather good'
L: bobthegrinch Am I the only person who thought 28 Weeks Later was awful. It just flat out didn't make any sense. Those kids spotted crossing the bridge by the military who didn't give chase for ages, zombie robert carlyle somehow being able to avoid a massive military strike by... hiding round a corner, he also managed to be the only zombie that was intelligent, the infected woman being left strapped to a bed without supervision. Everything that impacted the plot in that film was laz More

Posted by schnerkle at 13:31 on 16 February 2011 | Report This Post


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