Juan Carlos Fresnadillo To Direct The Crow Remake
Where has Juan Carlos Fresnadillo been for the last three years? Since delivering the surprisingly solid 28 Weeks Later in 2007, the Spanish director hasn't released a film, though Intruders, his horror film with Clive Owen is set to come out later this year. But while we wait for that project to arrive, Fresnadillo is setting up his next, and it's fairly high profile.
A press release has announced that Fresnadillo has been tapped as the new director of The Crow reboot. Up until last October director Stephen Norrington had been attached to the project, but decided to leave when an unnamed star was attached and wanted to change the story. Based on the cult hit starring Brandon Lee, the new film will be a "reimagining" of the 1994 film. It would also seem that they are starting from scratch - rebooting the reboot, if you will - as they are now looking for a new writer, whom Fresnadillo will work with on the script. In the story, a man named Eric Draven and his fiancee are murdered, and Draven is resurrected as a hero called The Crow. Wanting to reunite with his wife in heaven, he must search for and kill the man that took everything from him.
While I do like Fresnadillo as a director and want to see him get more work, I do have one quick question: why the hell do we need a remake of The Crow?
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