The idea of remaking The Crow has been kicking around Hollywood for awhile now, but the project has hit one snag after another. Rotating directors and stars were the main issue, then a legal dispute between The Weinstein Company and Relativity Media threatened to kill the project once and for all.
Unfortunately for those of us rooting for the remake to die, Relativity and TWC have apparently ironed out their legal differences. Empire reports that the two companies have made up without going through a long and protracted legal battle, and that things are once again rosy between them.
At the heart of the issue was TWC’s claim that they had an exclusive contract with Relativity that gave Bob and Harvey Weinstein exclusive rights to sequels and a ton of other things related to James O’ Barr’s gothic comic. Relativity, displeased by this, turned around and blamed the Weinsteins for the box office failure of the Rob Marshall musical Nine.
It’s all water under the bridge now, though. “The parties will continue to work on the film together as planned. In addition, Relativity Media has dismissed all of its claims against The Weinstein Company for any wrongdoing regarding the release and distribution of Nine, and The Weinstein Company has dismissed all of its claims against Relativity Media."
And who said there were no such things as happy endings?
This apparently clears the way for progress on the remake plans – except there’s no one currently attached to the project. Mark Wahlberg and Bradley Cooper were both attached to play the title character, but have since moved on.
TWC and Relativity Media have brought in relative newcomer Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family) to write the script, while Spanish director F. Javier Gutierez (Before the Fall) will take the helm.
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AS A FAN OF THE LATE BRANDON LEE!! THIS SHOULD BE A "Tribute to Brandon Lee's legacy included in the credits" TO REMAKE AND GIVE THE MOVIE JUSTICE FOR BOX OFFICE SUMMER HIT, THE DIRECTOR SHOULD PICK THE RIGHT ACTOR TO PLAY THE LIKE "TAYLOR KITSCH" AND BASE THE MOVIE ON THE ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK BY: JAMES O BARR...SAME PLOT AND SETTING AS THE ORIGINAL MOVIE..THIS FILM SHOULD BE IN BLACK AND WHITE LIKE THE ORGINAL OR SIN CITY THE MOVIE....THE REMAKE SHOULD INCLUDE ALL THE SCENE FROM THE COMIC BOOK THAT WASN'T CAPTURED FROM 1994 FILM...THE ONLY THING THAT SHOULD BE DIFFERENT IS MORE FIGHT SCENES AND BETTER PRODUCTION!!! PLEASE REMAKE THIS THE RIGHT WAY FOR BRANDON'S LEGACY!!!
No thank you. I'm sure it could be better than the last one, but no. ^_^
HELLO? You Hollywood idiots....can you not read? Nobody is supporting this remake. It's disrespectful to Brandon Lee who is the ONLY Eric Draven and since nobody is supporting this movie you might want to think about why exactly directors and actors keep dropping the film and it's not just because of the production team bickering to each other, it's because this is one film that should never be remade. Plus we all know that you Hollywood f*** heads don't care about our opinions anymore but this is one you should take under consideration because if we don't support the remake that means NO $$$$$ for your crappy remake which is obviously the only thing you care about.
whalberg and cooper were supposed to be the crow.....wow....this one is going to suck
Just let this one go please
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