“The Crow” Back On, With New Writer and Director


What with all the folks dropping out and the lawsuits and the other such nonsense, the idea that "The Crow" is cursed/haunted by star Brandon Lee, who died tragically during filming, doesn't sound as loopy as it once did. But now it appears the long-tortured remake is finally moving forward.

F. Javier Guitierrez, the Brazilian director, best know for his Spanish-language horror film "Before the Fall," has been hired to direct the new "Crow," according to The Hollywood Reporter. And Jesse Wigutow ("Eragon," an as-yet unproduced rewrite of "The Osterman Weekend") has been brought on board to write the script.

The latest moves forward were made possible by this week's settlement of a lawsuit between Relativity and Weinstein, which ended with the two sides agreeing to work together on the film.

Just in the past year or so, the likes of Bradley Cooper, rocker-writer Nick Cave and director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later") have all circled the project. Cooper was a bad fit, but Cave and Fresnadillo could've made some serious magic with this story about a dead rock star who returns to avenge his death.

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