The Crow remake lands 28 Weeks Later director

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo helming new adap

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The Crow remake has finally landed itself a director in the shape of 28 Weeks Later filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.

Originally being set up as a directing vehicle for Blade’s Stephen Norrington, The Crow reboot was left floundering last October when Norrington unexpectedly departed the production.

Executive producer Tucker Tooley is sure that Fresnadillo is the right guy for the job, though.

“Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is an incredibly talented and imaginative filmmaker,” he says, “We are thrilled to have him at the helm and are excited to work with both Pressman and Apaches on what we all believe will be a compelling and innovative reimagining of The Crow.”

Adds producer Edward R. Pressman: “The original Crow was groundbreaking cinema. Its gothic visual and musical ideas influenced a generation and cinema itself.

"With Juan Carlos, we have every confidence that his new Crow will have a similar impact on the contemporary audience.”

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.

This reboot will apparently keep the focus on the character of Eric Draven, who comes back to life (with the help of a crow) after he and his fiancée are murdered.

The Crow reboot will head into production this autumn.

Think Fresnadillo's perfect for the reboot? Talk to us below...


    • garysimps

      Apr 8th 2011, 12:38

      Don't see the point in this to be honest; a big original crow fan but liking the choice of director.

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    • sarahbelawski

      Sep 1st 2012, 23:57

      ummm ya know... Alex Proyas is still alive and working and stuff... Have you considered ya know... having him do it again because he does sort of rock my sox

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