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The Crow Remake Moves Forward With New Writer & Director

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Posted January 25, 2012 - By Joseph Baxter

The Crow Remake Moves Forward With New Writer & Director

After it was looking ready to be scrapped, the proposed remake of cult classic, The Crow is officially back on.

With legal issues between Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company apparently squashed with their respective lawsuits now dropped, the film has been put on a fast track with the acquisition of scriptwriter, Jesse Wigutow and Spanish director, F. Javier Gutiérrez .

The two are far from known commodities, especially considering that the film was previously looking at Juan Carlos Fresnadillo of 28 Weeks Later, who at least had a wide release in the States attached to his name.

What will become of this groundbreaking gothic epic?

With a new script in the works and Fresnadillo no longer at the helm, it could very well be that the version of this project which had Bradley Cooper rumored to play the undead title role is off the table. However, that may not mollify apprehensive fans who have been vehemently opposed to this remake since it was announced.

What's immediately apparent, is that this film will serve as a learning experience for the impromptu creative team.

Jesse Wigutow's notable work include a 2006 TV movies, The Prince and 2003 comedy, It Runs in the Family. -- Hardly a body of work indicative of scripting an adaptation of a dark comic book where a murdered rocker is brought back from the dead to wreak dark, violent vengeance. However, along with The Crow, the writer has a few projects on tap, the first for him in six years.

Director, F. Javier Gutiérrez, however, has an even thinner resume, with only a handful of films released in his native Spain. However, 2008 meteor disaster drama, Before the Fall gained him some acclaim on the European awards circuit.

Gutiérrez's selection could be indicative of a trend that we're starting to see with "risky" remake/reboots as studios are purposefully looking outside Hollywood for creative talent on these projects. This is also notably reflected in the selection of Brazilian filmmaker, José Padilha to helm the upcoming remake of Robocop.

So, fans, it appears that The Crow remake is heading our way. -- Whether some of us like it or not.

Thoughts?

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  • KAIPO83

    AS A FAN OF BRANDON LEE " the remake should be another tribute to late brandon lee in the credits"...THE DIRECTOR SHOULD PICK THE RIGHT ACTOR TO PLAY ERIC DRAVEN LIKE " TAYLOR KITSCH" AND BASE THIS REMAKE ON THE ORGINAL COMIC BOOK BY: JAMES O BARR. IT SHOULD THE SAME AS THE ORIGINALMOVIE JUST FOR SCENE LIKE THE COMIC BOOK...THIS FILM SHOULD BE IN BLACK AND WHITE LIKE THE ORIGINAL OR SIN CITY THE MOVIE....HOLLYWOOD REMAKE THE CROW THE RIGHT WAY FOR BRANDON LEE'S MEMORY

    Posted: March 6, 2012 1:13 PM
    KAIPO83
  • KAIPO83

    AS A FAN " TO REMAKE AND GIVE THE CROW JUSTICE FOR A BOX OFFICE SUMMER HIT...THIS SHOULD BE INCLUDED AS ANOTHER TRIBUTE TO THE LATE BRANDON LEE IN THE CREDITS!!! THE DIRECTOR SHOULD PICK THE RIGHT ACTOR TO PLAY THE ROLE LIKE "TAYLOR KITSCH" ..AND BASE THIS MOVIE ON THE ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK BY; JAMES O BARR. THE CROW REMAKE SHOULD BE IN BLACK AND WHITE COLOR LIKE ORIGINAL OR LIKE SIN CITY THE MOVIE...AS A FAN OF THE CROW AND BRANDON LEE PLEASE DO IT THE RIGHT WAY....

    Posted: March 6, 2012 1:02 PM
    KAIPO83
  • calico-jack

    this is just one more scrap of proof that hollywood is heartless, first...there was NOTHING wrong with the original crow, it was an amazing movie, one that i grew up watching, theres no reason to remake it, second, this is a complete and utter slap in the face of brandon lee and his family, this is throwing crap in the face of his legacy, and 3rd, as mentioned earlier, we've had to suffer through what..3 or 4 sequels? plus a tv series...i mean seriously, stop milking it and come up with an original idea, you hollywood people think your so artistic, but all you do is just rip off and regurgitate other peoples work. i think the fans of the crow should send a petition to the writer and director, getting this piece of crap stopped!

    Posted: January 26, 2012 6:33 PM
  • JDIZZLE!

    NO ONE! NO ONE can Brandon Lee the way The Crow Brandon Lee'd...it can't be done. It's all ready Legend. The two sequals blew me where the Pampers is... and not very well I might say. How do you think a "remake" is going to treat us. We all had to put up with the second two!... No Justice...To put it in better perspective, No one can ever Crow the way Brandon Lee Crow'd... Not even Peter Pan!

    Posted: January 26, 2012 8:00 AM
  • Kalkadosa

    After the original movie which Brandon Lee gave his life making every other incarnation of the Crow has been horrible that they should have "the Crow" removed from any kind of association. If you jackholes insist on remaking the Crow take a page from Sin City and make things stylized. The other alternative is take the title to one of the many Anime studios. Anime can capture the dark, adult nature of the Crow while allowing for the supernatural aspects of the film without another actor dying in some kind of stupid accident. Needless to say this idea at the moment sounds horrible.

    Posted: January 25, 2012 11:15 PM
  • jonny.awesome78

    HORRIBLE!! This is even more of a bad idea than the re-making of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The only way this movie will be good is if Brandon Lee is brought back to life and the camera crew follows him as he lays waste to the idiots that thought it'd be a good idea to remake movies like TCM and The Crow, or make movies like Twilight. I'm sure a remake of A Clockwork Orange is in the making as well...Written and directed by Paul Walker and starring Rob Pattinson, Justin Bieber, Channing Tatum, and just so the movie will have more epic douche aroma(to draw the masses), they'll throw in Toby Keith for good measure. BLECH!!

    Posted: January 25, 2012 8:51 PM
    jonny.awesome78
  • ThrillKill13

    WROOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNGGGGGah !!!! Another fail at movie ideas. I bet this crow "shimmers" in the sunlight........

    Posted: January 25, 2012 5:52 PM
    ThrillKill13
  • DiJiT3L

    Extremely disrespectful to Brandon Lee's memory imo. Nothing can beat the original. It was probably the closest comic to movie translation there's ever been. Bad Hollywood, bad.

    Posted: January 25, 2012 2:33 PM
  • smegghed

    I wouldn't even pirate this piece of crap. The only thing that will keep crap like this happening is when people stop giving Hollywood millions of dollars in ticket sales. Only THEN will they stop doing remakes.

    Posted: January 25, 2012 2:32 PM
    smegghed
  • burningspecter

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted: January 25, 2012 2:22 PM
    burningspecter
  • ashedarkthorne

    Hopefully all crow fans won't go see it and prove that this is one remake Hollywood should not have bastardized for a quick buck.

    Posted: January 25, 2012 2:20 PM
    ashedarkthorne
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