April 07, 2011 5:07pm PT by Borys Kit, Pamela McClintock
'The Crow' to Be Remade by '28 Weeks Later' Director
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, best known as the director of 28 Weeks Later, has been tapped to direct Relativity's remake of The Crow.
The film is being produced by Edward R. Pressman, Jeff Most, Relativity's CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Apaches Entertainment's Enrique Lopez Lavigne and Belen Atienza.
Crow is based on a gritty black-and-white indie comic by artist James O'Barr. Miramax made the film adaptation, which gained cult status partially due to star Brandon Lee's on-set accidental death.
Three sequels and a TV series, each starring a new actor, followed.
The reboot of the title has been in the works since 2007, with Stephen Norrington previously attached to direct.
The story follows a rock musician who is murdered while trying to save his fiancee from thugs. He is resurrected by supernatural forces and seeks revenge.
Nick Cave wrote the most recent draft of the script, though sources say a new writer will be brought on to work with Fresnadillo.
Fresnadillo, repped by UTA, is in post on Intruders, an indie thriller starring Clive Owen and Daniel Bruhl.
Relativity's Tooley will serve as executive producer. Jose Ibanez, Pressman Film Corp.'s Jon Katz and Apaches' Jesus de la Vega will serve as co-producers.