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Last we heard, an impending lawsuit over “The Crow” franchise between Relativity and the Weinstein Company had shut down the former’s attempts to get a “Crow” remake made. This was just the latest in a long line of signs by the Gods that Hollywood should not remake the movie. (Losing a director amd losing multiple would-be stars were some of the other hints.)
Well that lawsuit has now been cleared, with, we guess, money changing hands between the studio. As a result, the remake is now back on track, with “21 Weeks Later’ director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo still attached to direct. The film, though, is still minus a leading man.
Obviously Relativity still intends to remake the film, or else they wouldn’t have settled out of court with TWC over the property. This means, of course, that regardless of how you feel about the remake, it’s going to happen sooner or later, probably with Fresnadillo directing. Probably.
I still see no point in remaking “The Crow”. Instead, they should just make another movie, with a new hero, and continue the franchise, the way they’ve been doing since the 1994 movie. That way, you’re not defiling the Brandon Lee original. It’s not like most people even remember there were “Crow” sequels, after all.
Via : Variety