Remember last year when it was reported that Bradley Cooper would be playing the Crow under the direction of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 WEEKS LATER)? Then suddenly the movie dropped off the radar, and Cooper moved on to other projects. That's because The Weinstein Company and Relativity Media began fighting in court over who had the rights to make the remake.
Well, the two parties settled out of court, according to a joint statement, and have agreed to remake THE CROW together. It's still uncertain who will star or direct - I like Bradley Cooper but he was completely wrong for that role, as fans would happily opine - but now that the lawsuit is settled, the two studios will move forward with the film.
I'd expect to hear very soon about prospects for the movie, so speculation will run rampant about who should direct and star. I admire the original film quite a bit and Brandon Lee had so much charisma that watching him in the role, one wonders what kind of actor Lee would have become if tragedy hadn't struck. It's a different world than when THE CROW originally opened in theaters in 1994. Color me very interested in how they update it - provided that The Weinstein Company and Relativity Media get the right people. Hopefully they'll do right by James O'Barr's book.