’28 Weeks Later’ director officially signed for a “re-invention” of the cult classic.
Relativity Media and producer Edward R. Pressman have announced the signing of director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo for the “re-invention” of 1994’s ‘The Crow.’ Fresnadillo will collaboratively develop the script once a writer is attached to adapt the screenplay. Casting has not yet been announced.
The director is best known for 28 Weeks Later, the post-apocalyptic horror sequel to 28 Days Later, which he co-wrote and produced with long-time producing partner, Apaches Entertainment’s Enrique López Lavigne. Fresnadillo also directed the critically-acclaimed Spanish-language film Intacto and is currently in post-production on Intruders starring Clive Owen, also being produced by Apaches Entertainment.
‘The Crow’ adaptation will be a reboot of James O’Barr’s iconic cult character Eric Draven, who’s resurrected as The Crow to avenge his fiancée’s murder so he can reunite with her in the hereafter.
“Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is an incredibly talented and imaginative filmmaker, 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,” said Relativity Media’s President of Worldwide Production Tucker Tooley.
Pressman remarks, “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.”