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Potential 'The Crow' Director In Talks

Carlos Fresnadillo in talks to take on the remake

By Chris Beveridge     February 14, 2011
Source: Bloody Disgusting

The Crow
© James O'Barr

The remake of James O'Barr's The Crow has had its share of ups and downs so far, likely to the pleasure of many fans of the original who don't want to see a remake made, but it looks like there's potential for a new director to step into the chair since things have been open for a bit. According to Blodoy Disgusting, they've been tipped off that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo of 28 Week Later fame and the upcoming Intruders is currently in talks to take it on. Fresnadillo has been taking meetings with Relativity on it but nothing is firm at this point. The merry-go-round of talks occurs with almost every film and this is no different. Fresnadillo was most recently attached to the the game adaptation Bioshock.

Original book concept: Murdered along with his fiancee on Halloween eve by a vicious street gang, Eric Draven returns from the dead and led by a crow, seeks vengeance on the killers who wronged him, in a new edition of the classic graphic novel. Reprint.

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Calibur454 2/14/2011 7:51:10 PM

I've said it once and I will say it again- no one can top brandon lee in the performance he gave in the origional. Hollywood should get a clue and let some sereis be. how many more crapy sequels does the industry need in order to get it to sink into their skulls

whiteandnerdy75 2/14/2011 8:11:29 PM

Animated.  In black and white.  By O'barr's hands.  Only way you could get to watch anything Crow after how good Brandon's was.

Shasta 2/14/2011 9:42:19 PM

I agree, no need to remake this film. Spend the money on something else.

madmanic999 2/15/2011 5:26:44 AM

To be fair the sequels were all low budget Rush Jobs... I too do not want to see a remake... however I would love to see a sequel where someone else is chosen to take revenge beyond the grave.... I think that if someone puts some care into it it could be awesome... why not a female crow for once... Long story short, The Crow will live forever as one of the greatest comic films ever made, and Brandon Lee proved that he has HUGE potential to do more than just direct to DVD crap.  Unfortunately he was robbed from us... which is a shame, but also that makes the Crow even that more special... as it is s sad farewell.  I can remember being in the theater and having goosebumbs at the end when Eric returns to the grave.  Was the movie perfect... No, but damn close.  Usually I'm open minded, BUT LEAVE THIS ONE ALONE... and give us the sequel that Crow fans deserve.  

SarcasticCaveman 2/15/2011 6:03:24 AM

Okay, I'm used to being the guy people hate around here, so I'll say it...I honestly don't think Brandon Lee was the good of an actor, even in The Crow.  It's one of those connundrums where I love the movie, but don't really think the main star brought any real talent outside of martial arts to the table.  I think he had great physical ability and his father's last name, and that's about it.

Now, that said, I LOVE the original movie, and I honestly don't want to see it remade either.  It bugged the hell out of me when they tried doing that Crow TV show.  The movie had the perfect tone, an awesome soundtrack, and a who's who of favorite character actors (Michael Wincott, Ernie Hudson, Michael Massee, David Patrick Kelly).  And Brandon Lee fit in there very well, but I don't think the movie was as great as it was only because of him.

At least they're looking at a 2013 release date for it...so it'll either be almost 20 years after the original came out, or it won't happen at all, depending on if the Mayans were right.

Tevii 2/15/2011 6:57:26 AM

 I think in the short time  Brandon Lee had, he proved he had a great range as an actor. From his attitude in Kung Fu The Movie to his goofiness in Showdown in Little Tokyo. His performance in The Crow was what made him a star and is what would have propelled him to super stardom.  I believe he was undoubtedly an amazing talent and he would have proven himself time and again.

But having said that, I also believe it is silly to think there will never be another actor who could make The Crow great....  After Jack Nicholson just NAILED it in his Joker performance, no one thought it could be matched let alone topped. Then Heath Ledger gives it an entirely differenet take that was fantastic.

Im sick of remakes and some reboots and The Crow is a movie that isnt broken so leave it alone. but since they are going to do it anyway , have faith that it can in fact be a great movie


dragonrojo38 2/15/2011 12:36:56 PM

Please! Oh Please! PLEASE don't let the twilight writers get a hold of this one! They will butcher it! I can see it now, Taylor Lauchner as the Crow. Oh my god! Get those evil thoughts out of my head!

mengel 2/15/2011 2:34:40 PM

 I was lucky enough to work for Screengems studios in Wilmington, NC and got to stand in the spot where Brandon Lee was shot.  I have appreciated the sequels for what they were, except for "Wicked Prayer" that was just crap.  My input would be to let James O'Barr have direct input into the film, like Frank Miller had in Robocop.  O'Barr had the vision and passion to create a world only he can bring back to respectability.  

Wiseguy 2/16/2011 4:10:58 AM

Maybe someday I'll get around to watching this film in its entirety or reading the comic to understand what all the fuzz is about.



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