Juan Carlos Fresnadillo exits The Crow

Scheduling conflict for Highlander director?

Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has pulled out of the upcoming reboot of The Crow, according to reports.
Spanish director Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intruders) will also be helming the Highlander reboot and it is possible that scheduling conflicts between the two productions caused him to depart The Crow
Blade’s Stephen Norrington was originally supposed to direct The Crow remake but the project was left floundering in October 2010 when he unexpectedly departed. The film was supposed to be in production by now. 
Highlander was only put back on track earlier this year when the RCR Media Group pitched in to help Summit Entertainment finance the film. That production is slated to begin spring of 2012. 
Based on the 1989 comic-book miniseries by James O’Barr, The Crow was originally turned into a 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, who tragically died on set after a mix-up with firearms.


Who is the best person to take over this project? Could Aronofsky finally be tempted into his first superhero-style movie? Post your choices below!


    • lukeworm100

      Oct 17th 2011, 20:19

      I think Aronofsky would be able to portray the dark concept and the films grittiness brilliantly like Winding -Refn would. Directors like that create the atmosphere needed for films like this, the audience needs feel it and they do it best.

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    • Mings

      Oct 17th 2011, 21:54

      Sod it - too much to and fro. Just let me direct it. I have no experience or, indeed, talent but then this rarely seems to bother studio execs these days.

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    • spoonlamp

      Oct 17th 2011, 22:13

      I completely agree with Mings. What is this anyway? A 'remake of the Crow'? That just doesn't kame sense. They already did a 'sequel' which may as well have been a re-make, plus wasn't there a series? Brandon Lee ate the role, he made the film what it was. Whatever they do with the character of the Crow now, it won't be The Crow. It'll be 'Undead Rook Guy' or 'Flap Me From the Grave' or something...

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    • McSerious

      Oct 18th 2011, 8:23

      I'm usually just as opposed to reboots/remakes as everyone else but the way I see it is there's so many terrible sequals and takes on The Crow that another can't hurt. If its terrible then there's just another one to the extensive list... But there's potential for it to be great, so why not?

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    • TheEnigma

      Oct 18th 2011, 8:59

      spoonlamp'z right Brandon Lee WAS tha Crow... The whole atmosphere of tha Movie, tha raw edginess, tha swearing, tha drugz, tha crazed violence, it all added up 2 a Cult Classic...! If they're gonna remake it, so b it... but don't compromise those aspectz that made it so great, esp 4 a child-friendly rating...

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