In April, Relativity Media's planned "re-imagining" of The Crow was grounded when The Weinstein Company (TWC) — who released the 1994 adaptation — slapped an injunction against the remake, claiming that they owned the worldwide distribution rights to The Crow and not Relativity. Earlier this month, a judge ruled that TWC's case will go to arbitration, leaving the two companies to battle out of court.
The good news, for Relativity, is that progress can resume on The Crow. With director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) already in place to helm the remake, THR reports that screenwriter Alex Tse (Watchmen) has been hired to write the script for the movie. It has already been reported that Fresnadillo will collaborate on the screenplay, which will likely be based on the comic book by James O'Barr.
According to the report, Bradley Cooper is still attached to play the lead role of Eric Draven, a musician who is resurrected by supernatural forces to take revenge on those responsible for murdering his fiancée. Cooper was reportedly in early negotiations for the role in April, prior to TWC's lawsuit. Posted 06.23.11 by Ryan