Alex Tse Takes Flight With The Crow

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Back in 1994, Brandon Lee became famous for his role in “The Crow” and whether we like it or not, a reboot is coming. According to a press release sent out from Relativity Media, “Watchmen” writer Alex Tse will pen the script. While I’m sure some may be bummed by the news itself, others may be interested in checking out the original film before the remake comes to theaters…which you’ll have plenty of time to do since the new version won’t be out until 2013.

So for all you folks that enjoy flicks about people coming back to life in a gritty way, this film is for you! Here’s everything you charming readers need to know.

Relativity Media’s President of Worldwide Production, Tucker Tooley, and Edward R. Pressman, producer behind the cult-classic The Crow franchise, announced today they have attached Alex Tse (Watchmen) to write their reinvention of The Crow, the 1994 critically acclaimed, sensation based on the comic book series and comic strip by James O’Barr.Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), The Crow adaptation will be a gritty  reboot of the gothic iconic character Eric Draven, who returns from the grave as The Crow on a mission to avenge his wife’s murder, so that his soul can finally rest. Bradley Cooper (Limitless) is attached to star as Draven. The original film is known for its breakthrough visual style as well as its unique production design and cinematography.  Fresnadillo and Tse are perfectly suited to bring these beloved characters back to life, and to create a world worthy of this modern classic.

Relativity and Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation will be teaming with Spain-based Apaches Entertainment on the production. The Crow is being produced by Edward R. Pressman, Jeff Most, Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, and Apaches’ Enrique López Lavigne and Belén Atienza. Relativity’s Tooley (The Fighter) and Apaches’ Jesus de la Vega will serve as executive producers. José Ibáñez and Pressman Film Corporation’s Jon Katz will serve as co-producers.

Tse is represented by CAA, Margaret Riley at Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and attorney Ira Scheck of Schreck Rose Dapello.

 

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Jessica lives in one of the hottest places--Florida. Sure it's not Sahara Desert hot, but it can be when summer hits. Jessica has also been a writer for another little site for quite some time and has really enjoyed writing thus far. Favorite movies in case you're all interested for some reason include Easy A, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, the '82 version of The Thing and Black Swan.
  • baddog

    Not interested, not watching. I grew up with Bruce Lee, and then Brandon. I learned using the Numchukas thru Bruce Lee’s book. What a deservice to the movie and Brandon.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    I saw the movie and loved it. I own it. I even own “The Crow: Salvation” the only decent sequel in my opinion because it wasn’t afraid to be different in term of the look. Also really liked the series and it was a shame it got cancelled before it could resolve itself. But I digress. My point is I liked the Crow comic that the film was based on jut as much if not more than the movie. I personally think that Alex Tse can write the crap out of this, but that said they should;ve really tried to tell a new story. Something with the same feel, and emotional depth as the first film and the comic but wth new chracters. The Crow mythology is ripe for stories. Hell I’ve written one myself. Why go back to Eric Draven’s story? They better at least add in some of the other characters and things from the comic like the Skull-Cowboy.

  • Anonymous

    the first crow had the one of the best soundtracks that year…..

  • Paulavalerio3

    a new story and new characters would be great but… Eric Draven?!! He belongs to Brandon Lee, he died because of that role. i´m sure that it´s gonna be a good movie, Bradley is a good actor but this is just so wrong!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Exactly. And we already retold that story with “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven” and they did a good job of making that unique.
      Sent on the go!

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