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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to direct THE CROW reboot

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
April 7th, 2011

If you're going to launch a reboot, you might as well do it right.

Relativity's reboot of THE CROW has been talked about for months now, but today we're finally getting word on the talent we can expect behind the camera. Variety exclusively reports that 28 WEEKS LATER director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has signed on the direct the reboot of the 1994 film. 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."

Though Fresnadillo's WEEKS is not my favorite of that franchise, it is a very interesting and strong entry into the genre, with a real eye to character. That sort of feel is what a CROW reboot should have, and promising that Fresnadillo will collaborate on the script from the beloved comic book series only makes this choice feel very positive for a reboot that is, like so many, essentially unnecessary as is.

There is still no word on casting, but the production is set to kick off this fall.

Fresnadillo's next film, INTRUDERS, stars Clive Owen and Daniel Brühl and is currently in post-production. Another genre picture, this one focuses on "the origin of monsters." But with two incredibly talented leading men, I suspect it will also deliver more of Fresnadillo's genre-work-with-a-twist.

That all said, let's begin the inevitable - who would you cast in THE CROW reboot?

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