remake has finally landed itself a director in the shape of
28 Weeks Later
filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
Originally being set up as a directing vehicle for Blade ’s Stephen Norrington, The Crow reboot was left floundering last October when Norrington unexpectedly departed the production.
Executive producer Tucker Tooley is sure that Fresnadillo is the right guy for the job, though.
“Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is an incredibly talented and imaginative filmmaker,” he says, “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 .”
Adds producer Edward R. Pressman: “The original Crow was groundbreaking cinema. Its gothic visual and musical ideas influenced a generation and cinema itself.
"With Juan Carlos, we have every confidence that his new
will have a similar impact on the contemporary audience.”
Based on the 1989 comic book miniseries by James O’Barr, The Crow was originally turned into a 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, who tragically died on set after a mix-up with firearms.
This reboot will apparently keep the focus on the character of Eric Draven, who comes back to life (with the help of a crow) after he and his fiancée are murdered.
The Crow reboot will head into production this autumn.