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Crow Lawsuit Settled

Relativity and Weinstein Company will team up.

By Jarrod Sarafin     January 24, 2012
Source: Relativity Media


The Crow
© James O'Barr

After a miserable year in development hell, Relativity Media and the Weinstein Company can start from scratch on their plans to reboot The Crow into theaters. The two distributors had a suit stemming from last April that had halted development on the project but the former company announced that the suit was settled out of court.

"The lawsuit between Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company concerning THE CROW has been amicably settled out of court, and the parties will continue to work on the film together as planned. In addition, Relativity Media has dismissed all of its claims against The Weinstein Company for any wrongdoing regarding the release and distribution of NINE, and The Weinstein Company has dismissed all of its claims against Relativity Media."

At one time, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo had been charged with directing the revision of James O'Barr's comic creation with Bradley Cooper set to step in the title role. Both the director and actor eventually bowed out of the project and the only confirmed credit attached to the project is a script penned by Alex Tse. No word yet on whether his script will remain when a new director comes on board.


 

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lusiphur 1/24/2012 10:43:31 AM

 Yay?  I'm not excited about this at this point.  It'll take some real movie magic to get me out to see it when it comes out.

monkeyfoot 1/24/2012 11:15:24 AM

"Amicably settled out of court" sounds like they shook hands over a pitcher of beer at the neighborhood bar.

reek 1/24/2012 12:30:03 PM

This project is better off dead.

Wyldstaar 1/24/2012 3:12:09 PM

I don't see any point in remaking The Crow.  The original still holds up for modern audiences just fine.  Seems like just a blatant money grab, which isn't The Weinstein Company's usual way of doing things.  Relativity on the other hand...

Wiseguy 1/24/2012 3:47:32 PM

Maybe one day I'll sit down and watch the original.

Anyway according to some here the film wasn't a loyal adaptation of the source so a reboot may actually add something.

SmokingFrog77 1/24/2012 9:09:04 PM

A really faithful reboot would be a bleak, fucking violent, anguished scream of a movie. Could be very cool, but not really one for the romance fans. The original comic certainly was a love story, but it was done so differently. The original film is still one of my favourites, but a faithful reboot would be worth seeing, if it was also a good film! :)

trollman 1/24/2012 10:04:02 PM

lets go to court over a hollywood rehash of territory better not revisited.

scytheofluna 1/25/2012 3:34:04 AM

USE....THE....SOURCE MATERIAL.   Film it in black & white with color for accents.  Use the g*ddamnd comic.  Sure, the 1994 version still holds up if you don't care about the comic book it was loosely based on.  Those of us who were Crow fans before the film was released are still waiting for a faithful adaptation.  No kid sidekick, no guitar solos on rooftops.  The Crow is gothic noire not a grunge anthem.

spider2an 1/26/2012 4:42:44 AM

Totallly agree with scytheofluna, and hope upon hope that they watch the sequels and see how not to make this movie. And yes the graphic novel was bleak, it was obviously based on a dark moment in J O`Barrs life, we love the story, we love the graphic novel, we will love a true interpretation in movie form.

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