F. Javier Gutierrez (“Before the Fall”) has closed a deal to direct the long-gestating remake of “The Crow” at Relativity says Heat Vision.
Gutierrez had been in talks for a while until the legal dispute of the last nine months between Relativity and The Weinstein Company grounded the whole project. Said dispute has since been settled and Relativity is proceeding with the project.
Jesse Wigatow (“Eragon,” “The Ruins”) has also signed on to pen the script, the scribe recently penning another kind of reboot – a new adaptation of the Robert Ludlum thriller “The Osterman Weekend”.
The 1993 original ‘Crow’ starred Brandon Lee as musician who is murdered while trying to save his fiancee from thugs. He is brought back from the dead by supernatural forces and seeks revenge.
Edward R. Pressman, Jeff Most and Ryan Kavanaugh are producing.