Plans to bring The Crow back to theaters is now back to square one. As expected following the announcement that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was tapped to lead Summit Entertainment's reboot of Highlander, Twitch reports the director has opted out of the Eric Draven story because of scheduling conflicts.
Fresnadillo's exit is the latest in a string of development defeats towards revitalizing the Crow character. Just two months ago, potential lead star Bradley Cooper also exited the project so he could focus on Alex Proyas' Paradise Lost, a strange twist since Proyas was the man who led the original Crow into theaters back in 1994.
Before that director Stephen Norrington was chosen to helm a reboot based on a screenplay by Nick Cave. As Mania reported a year ago, when an unnamed actor demanded that Cave be taken off the scripting duties, Norrington chose to leave the production as well. A year later and the production is currently without a director and lead star once again. Presumably, writer Alex Tse and his script is still on board but that may change with another director's arrival.
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