'THE CROW' RESURRECTION HAS BEGUN; FRESNADILLO TO DIRECT
Relativity's resurrection of “The Crow” is officially under way, as “28 Weeks Later” helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has closed a deal to direct the studio’s re-invention of the 1994 action cult classic, Variety's Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) exclusively reports. No talent is attached -- yet -- but production is set for this fall. Fresnadillo will collaborate on the screenplay once a writer is attached to adapt the script from James O’Barr’s comic book series, which has sold more than a quarter-million copies worldwide. The reboot will again follow cult hero Eric Draven, who is resurrected as The Crow to avenge his wife’s murder so he can reunite with her in the hereafter. The original, which grossed $51 million stateside, starred Brandon Lee, who was killed in a tragic accident during filming.