Its been a long road but today Relativity Media have announced that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo [28 Weeks Later] has been chosen to direct the reboot of James O'Barr's, The Crow. Not only that but a production date has also been [roughly] announced and eyed for the fall. Hit the jump for the details.
Fresnadillo will co-write the screenplay but no other writer has been revealed as of yet. The reboot is confirmed to focus on the character of "Eric Draven" [played in the 1994 film by Brandon Lee who died on set.] The original 1994 film became a cult hit, taking $50m at the US box office, and spawning three sequels, The Crow: City of Angels, The Crow: Salvation, and The Crow: Wicked Prayer, as well as a TV series starring Mark Dacascos. "Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is an incredibly talented and imaginative filmmaker," stated Executive Producer Tucker Tooley, "We are thrilled to have him at the helm and are excited to work with both Pressman and Apaches on what we all believe will be a compelling and innovative reimagining of 'The Crow." "The original Crow was groundbreaking cinema," adds producer Edward R. Pressman, "Its gothic visual and musical ideas influenced a generation and cinema itself. With Juan Carlos, we have every confidence that his new Crow will have a similar impact on the contemporary audience."