Bradley Cooper in Talks to Star in Relativity's Reboot of 'The Crow'
Wow. It's no Wally West, but Eric Draven is just as big. It was just announced last week that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) would take over directing duties in the remake of The Crow, but now THR says that apparently Bradley Cooper is already in early negotiations to star. Obviously Relativity is happy with Cooper as he helped make Limitless quite a bit hit for them and it seems like he was in the loop before Fresnadillo was anyway. Production is targeted to start in the fall and THR doesn't have any other new info, so we'll just have to wait to see how the rest of the project comes together around Fresnadillo and Cooper.
The Crow adaptation will be a reboot of the iconic cult character Eric Draven, who's resurrected as The Crow to avenge his wife's murder so he can reunite with her in the hereafter, as first envisioned by graphic novelist James O'Barr. "Fresnadillo is an incredibly talented and imaginative filmmaker," said Relativity's Tucker Tooley. "We are thrilled to have him at the helm and are excited to work with both Pressman and Apaches on what we all believe will be a compelling and innovative reimagining of The Crow." I'm more of a fan of Bradley Cooper as a comedic actor than an action actor, but it'll be interesting to see him out of his comfort zone in The Crow, as long as they're true to the comic. How will he compare to Brandon Lee?