Relativity Media is finally ready to resurrect The Crow, as 28 Weeks Later and Intruders helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has officially closed a deal to direct the studio’s re-invention of the 1994 action cult classic, reports Variety.
Though no talent is attached yet, Relativity is looking to put The Crow into production this fall. Fresnadillo will collaboratively develop 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.
It is no confirmed that the reboot will again follow cult hero Eric Draven, who is resurrected as The Crow to avenge his wife’s murder so he can reunite with her in the hereafter.
“The original Crow was groundbreaking cinema; its gothic visual and musical ideas influenced a generation and cinema itself,” said producer Edward R. Pressman. “With Juan Carlos, we have every confidence that his new Crow will have a similar impact on the contemporary audience.”
The original, which grossed $51 million stateside, starred Brandon Lee, who was killed in a tragic accident during filming. Pic was subsequently dedicated to his memory, as well as his fiancee Eliza Hutton. It spawned three sequels that respectively starred Vincent Perez, Eric Mabius and Edward Furlong as The Crow, along with a TV series toplined by Mark Dacascos.