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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo To Direct ‘The Crow’ Remake For Relativity Media

Written by on April 7, 2011 

It was revealed back in February that 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was taking meetings about directing a remake of the 1994 horror film The Crow. It is now official. Deadline says that Relativity Media will be distributing the movie, and production is set to begin in the fall. Right now, Fresnadillo is in post-production on his latest film, Intruders, which stars Clive Owen and Daniel Bruhl. He was also rumored for a film version of the video game Bioshock, but this development puts the film (at the very least) on an even longer delay. Mark Wahlberg was rumored for the lead, although he himself has said that he’s not doing the part.

A cult classic, the film (based on James O’Barr‘s comic) is perhaps best known for the death of its star, Brandon Lee, which occurred during shooting. While certainly a tragic event, the movie was a hit and spawned four sequels. They weren’t big hits, though, so it makes sense that they’d do a reboot/remake/whatever you want to call it. I don’t have any experience with the franchise, so my thoughts about this are close to non-existent. That being said, I was a fan of Fresnadillo‘s direction in 28 Weeks Later, so there’s at least something to look forward to there.

Were you a fan of the original Crow, and would you be willing to see a remake? Is Fresnadillo a good choice for the director’s job?

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