By Susan Shannon McCreadie
Fans of the 1993 cult film, “The Crow,” may be glad to hear that Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company have resolved their legal differences and are moving forward on a remake of the film. The original film starred Brandon Lee as a musician who, along with his fiancé, is brutally murdered, and returns from the dead to avenge the deaths. This turned out to be Lee’s final film, as he was killed by an accidental gunshot wound received during filming. The script was rewritten and the film completed using footage from before the accident.
It seems that the two production companies original tiff was over the marketing for the film “Nine,” a musical tribute to Federico Fellini’s 8 ½. Relativity was not happy with the efforts Weinstein made toward marketing that film and therefore, wanted to go ahead with production on the “Crow” remake without them. All seems resolved now accept that the film has no star or director signed. Prior to the law suit, Bradley Cooper was set to star and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to direct, but both have since left. With the film seemingly high on Relativity’s roster, we should see names associated with it soon.