After Stalling With Legal Troubles, THE CROW Reboot Back on Track
The latest film adaptation of The Crow--which, rather than another sequel would reboot the [...]
The latest film adaptation of The Crow--which, rather than another sequel would reboot the continuity of the films based on James O'Barr's popular supernatural revenge thriller--seems to be back on track after it disappeared into production limbo when infighting broke out between rights-holders. Earlier this week, The Weinstein Company and Relativity Media, whose fight surrounding not just The Crow but also the 2009 musical Nine, had stalled production on the film, made a joint statement saying that the film would move forward with both studios on board and a new writer and director already lined up. "The lawsuit between Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company concerning The Crow has been amicably settled out of court, and the parties will continue to work on the film together as planned. In addition, Relativity Media has dismissed all of its claims against The Weinstein Company for any wrongdoing regarding the release and distribution of Nine, and The Weinstein Company has dismissed all of its claims against Relativity Media." Bleeding Cool did fans the courtesy of rounding up coverage from Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter that say the film will be written by Jesse Wigutow (who has written Eragon and The Ruins) and directed by F. Javier Gutierrez, best known for his Spanish-language horror film Before the Fall. Gutierrez is also rumored to be circling a number of Hollywood horror films. No cast is set yet; the previous incarnation was intended to star Bradley Cooper as the title character, but that deal seemed to have died around the time The Hangover, Part II hit theaters. Given that Cooper has is on the cusp of re-signing to star in The Hangover, Part III, it seems unlikely that his schedule will be reopening anytime soon.