Earlier this year we heard that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) had signed on to direct Bradley Cooper in Relativity Media’s remake of The Crow, however due to scheduling conflicts with Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost Cooper had to pull out. Now according to Twitch The Crow has lost its director too.
The official reason is not yet known, however Fresnadillo signing on to direct Summit Entertainment’s reboot of Highlander last month might have something to do with it.
The 1994 version of The Crow was an adaptation of the 1989 comic book of the same name, and was directed by Alex Proyas (I, Robot). The film followed a rock musician who is murdered while trying to save his fiancée from thugs. He is resurrected by supernatural forces and seeks revenge. Brandon Lee starred in the lead role, but was killed by a freak accident when a dummy bullet became lodged in one of the prop guns and was fired during filming.
Fresnadillo and Cooper are just another duo to have left the project, with Mark Wahlberg and director Stephen Norrington being attached over recent years. Relativity was aiming to begin filming later this year, but that’s unlikely unless they find another director and lead actor. They could just scrap it altogether, which would probably please fans of the original.