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Fresnadillo Flies From The Crow
Eric Draven needs a new director

16 October 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Twitch

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Fresnadillo Flies From The Crow

If we were more superstitious, we’d start to wonder if the new version of The Crow was suffering under some sort of creative curse (anyone know if Harvey Weinstein has any dark magicians on his payroll?) Why? The film has just lost yet another director, with the team at Twitch reporting that 28 Weeks Later’s Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is giving up the job and moving on to other projects.

It’s just the latest negative development in a movie that has seen several to date. Originally, Stephen Norrington was attached to direct, working from a script by musician-turned-screenwriter Nick Cave. But then an unnamed actor showed interest in the lead role of tragic hero Eric Draven, only to decide that he hated Cave’s script. That went in the bin, and Norrington left the film shortly afterwards.

Then Alex Tse was hired to write a new draft and Fresnadillo jumped aboard. For a while it looked like things would go along smoothly, particularly when Bradley Cooper hopped on to play Draven. But a lawsuit over distribution rights from the Weinstein Company scuppered scheduling and Cooper moved on to Paradise Lost instead.

Since then, the film appears to have been treading water and now Fresnadillo – who has been rumoured for Summit’s Highlander remake – is also off the gig. So who will step in? Twitch has heard that F Javier Gutierrez, who last made Before the Fall, might be a possible replacement, but nothing is official yet. And who knows how long he’ll stay? For now, this is one reboot that seems to have had its wings clipped…


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Did the Weinstiens just do a good thing? What the hell is going on? More

Posted by dgribble at 21:56 on 25 October 2011 | Report This Post

The Crow is a classic. A remake is NOT needed. If they are so desperate to get The Crow into cinemas then they should simply re-issue the original. Maybe with a digital clean up and re-insert the skull cowboy footage, I'd be first in line to see that! More

Posted by mbeat32 at 20:37 on 17 October 2011 | Report This Post

It's A Sign!
Some films don't need a reboot, reimagining or reworking! More

Posted by AquaDragon2K at 11:23 on 17 October 2011 | Report This Post

Is there any pressing reason to remake The Crow? It's hardly old or obscure, it's not black and white, and it was a hit. More

Posted by John Firth at 23:24 on 16 October 2011 | Report This Post

Good
I hope this reboot dies a death as the original is awesome! More

Posted by leetee80 at 22:17 on 16 October 2011 | Report This Post


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