THR reports that Cooper, the latest actor attached to Relativity’s ill-fated “Crow” remake, has left the project that was to have him starring as a deceased rock star who returns as a vengeful badass. The film was supposed to be directed by “28 Weeks Later’s” Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who is still attached.
The culprit for Cooper leaving the remake? He’s got David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” in the Fall and Alex Proyas’ “Paradise Lost” in early 2012. Yes, I said Alex Proyas, the man who directed the original “Crow” movie starring Brandon Lee, and who has made his displeasure known about the remake. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
With Relativity still intent on remaking the movie, and Fresnadillo still onboard, a replacement is needed. THR says there are two possible candidates: Channing Tatum and Mark Wahlberg.
Yeah, I don’t know how viable Wahlberg is, to be honest. He was attached to the remake for a while as well, before leaving it. Why would he come back if he already left once already? Tatum, I can buy. He seems perfectly suited for a movie that was, is, and will always be a major bad idea.