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A scant day after settling their legal brouhaha with The Weinstein Company over rights to remake “The Crow”, Relativity Media has announced a new director and a writer for the project. Spanish director F. Javier Gutierrez is now onboard, taking over for the previously attached (and fellow Spaniard) Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
If you’re keeping track at home, Gutierrez is the third director on the reboot, following in the footsteps of the aforementioned Fresnadillo and before that, “Blade’s” Stephen Norrington, who had been working on the reboot for years before finally getting so frustrated and, ahem, flying the coop.
Besides a new director, “The Crow” reboot will also get a new script from Jesse Wigutow, whose previous credits include cinematic masterpieces such as “Eragon” and “The Ruins”, and recently polished up a remake of “The Osterman Weekend” for the fine folks at Summit Entertainment.
Now all Relativity needs is a great script from Wigutow. Then land a decent actor for the male lead. Then make “The Crow” reboot not suck. Shouldn’t be too hard to make people forget Alex Proyas and the original “Crow” movie. Right?
Good luck, boys!
Via : THR