The on-again, off-again saga of the Crow remake looks like it's finally come to an end, with good news for Crow fans. The film finally has a screenwriter and a director firmly attached to it. More after the jump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Days after settling a lawsuit regarding the long-gestating remake of The Crow, Relativity has closed a deal with F. Javier Gutierrez to direct the comic book adaptation. At the same time, Jesse Wigutow has signed on to pen the script."
"Gutierrez made a name for himself directing the Spanish-language horror movie Before the Fall (Tres Dias), which was a hit on the sci-fi and horror movie circuit and won numerous awards in Spain. The movie put the director on the Hollywood's radar and he found himself attached to several horror projects including The Monkey's Paw.
"Wigatow worked on Eragon and The Ruins and recently did a rewrite on a remake of The Osterman Weekend at Summit.
"Gutierrez had been in talks to tackle the movie for a while but development on the movie had stalled while the companies threw legal barbs against each other."
The original adaptation of James O'Barr's indie comic book The Crow is a good film, but not an outstanding one; its reputation largely the result of star Brandon Lee's tragic death during its production. So I'm anticipating this remake with less dread than usual.