Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Now Attached to Direct 'The Crow' Remake
by Alex Billington
April 7, 2011
Now that Norrington is out, it's time to name a replacement. Relativity has officially announced today that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Spanish director behind Intacto and 28 Weeks Later, is now attached to direct the "re-invention" of The Crow, the 1994 smash hit film based on the comic book series and comic strip by James O'Barr. Relativity and Pressman will be teaming with Spain-based Apaches Entertainment on the production which is targeted to start in Fall 2011. Fresnadillo will collaboratively develop the script once a writer is attached. Fresnadillo is also attached to direct BioShock, but Universal has since put that on hold.
Though we once heard rumors of Mark Wahlberg being involved, Relativity reports that no cast has been set yet. 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. "Juan Carlos 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." Let's hope Fresnadillo has better luck actually getting this project off the ground. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
This is one UNNECESSARY remake! The original, with the late Brandon Lee, is a classic and will NEVER be topped! I sure hope the producers focus their attention on other material and scrap this remake!!!
Spider on Apr 8, 2011
Yeah that first Crow movie is "The Crow" I just watched that 2 days ago oddly enough, Its still as good now as it was then.
Anonymous on Apr 8, 2011
Brandon Lee is rolling over in his grave. Better hope he dont pull a "Crow" on you hollywood producers!
happy camper on Apr 8, 2011
Here we crow again. Another up and coming director with a few meh films behind his belt trying to "reboot" the crow franchise. Tim Pope, Bharat Nalluri and Lance Mungia. All failed and I am sure this guy will too.
Rene Zain on Apr 8, 2011
I actually really liked 28 Weeks Later. Would feel more comfortable with this if it wasn't an outright remake of the original though.
Kelly J Bond on Apr 8, 2011
Wait till they remake Enter The Dragon that's the real insult to the LEE Family . I'm boycotting the movie. I just hope the actor dies just like Brandon did.
Macc_5 on Apr 8, 2011
I hope this doesn't get made. Proyas' original with the inimitable Brandon Lee and Michael Wincott was the definitive piece.
Ian Carruthers on Apr 8, 2011
I've enjoyed his movies but this shouldn't be done. Walk away is what I say. Brandon is the one and only Crow.
Johnny Neat on Apr 8, 2011
The original was excellent. Just don't get why they want to remake it?! Come on guys get original and leave the classics alone!
Tone on Apr 8, 2011
Another Hollywood remake that doesn't need to be made. Brandon Lee is the one and only Eric Draven.
Thom on Apr 8, 2011
Like to see an original movie for once. I like Fresnadillo's style and camera-work, although he struggles with story and to remake Draven seems a sin. I don't know how this one can be good though. Especially with the studio' commitment to the PG-13 rating these days. No way this can be a good movie and not carry an R. Not even sure it could be good with the R. Afraid this is going to end up being the Punisher disguised as Marilyn Manson. Que the "Beautiful People". *note: 28 Days Later was a superior film in every way.
Quazzimotto on Apr 9, 2011
Lets just hope they check the blanks this time, amirite?
Lebowski on Apr 9, 2011
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Lebowski on Apr 9, 2011
I agree they should leave the crow alone! Do a remake of one of the other crow movies heck the third one in particular and leave Eric alone! I agree I hope Brandon sends his crow after the producers!
Tia on Apr 11, 2011
Oh and to me Taylor Kitsch would have been perfect but for Brandon, I would say NOT as Eric Draven however I bet he would have been heck far better than marc dascascos. Look how that show turned out-a fluke. I would imagine this new one a fluke too why not just bring in a NEW Crow? I mean heck there's TONS of crows out there. DUH. ugh I hope it doesn't get success. I hope! I agree to me Brandon is always Eric Draven. The man didn't die on that set for nothing. He died making a movie he loved doing and I'm sure if he was alive they wouldn't be doing this. Probably still. I hope the Lee family stops it! Or better yet I agree I hope he pulls a "Crow" on the producers. Just to scare them and have them not do it. Or like I said, have him send his crows after them to peck their eyes out! I DARE them to visit Brandon's grave. I DARE them.
Tia on Apr 11, 2011
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