’28 Weeks Later’ Director in Talks for ‘The Crow’?

These days everyone is fighting to stay ahead of the game, which is why you see more and more “in talks” stories.

We’ll ignite some flames this morning as Hollywood offices are abuzz (and we were tipped off) that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, director of 28 Week Later and the forthcoming Intruders, is taking meetings on Relativity’s remake of The Crow. Just to be clear: he’s taking meetings, and NOT signed nor attached. He is also attached to Universal Pictures’ adaptation of Bioshock, but recent press indicates that it is in horrible development hell.

Even more interesting is that insiders continue to push that Mark Wahlberg was “offered the lead” role of Eric Draven, a man brutally murdered who comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder. We exclusively broke the news of Wahlberg’s offer back in October, until the actor refuted claims in November that he was “never committed to making the movie.” Obviously an offer is just that: the studio stated they’d like him for the lead, and now he must decide what he’d like to do. What say you?

While all of this is obviously way up in the air, it’s nice to hear that Relativity continues to push forward with the reboot.