There’s some kind of legal tug-of-war going on in regards to “The Crow”, or more specifically the upcoming reboot which Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later”) is helming while Bradley Cooper is tipped to take the lead role in when filming is tipped to kick off in the Fall.
Then, Deadline reported yesterday that the Weinsteins, who distributed the original film through Miramax back in 1994, have claimed there’s a written and signed contract which gives their company the worldwide rights to the film. Relativity Media, the group behind the remake, disagrees and negotiations have broken down – so this one is going to court.
Relativity released a statement soon after. Here’s an excerpt: “If served, Relativity will seek immediate dismissal… We intend to seek appropriate remedies for this misconduct. Clearly this is a feeble attempt to create a press stir and a malicious effort to interfere with Relativity’s development of the project.”
The site then posted another letter from Relativity’s Chicago-based reps which got even more personal, click here for that. Ultimately the big question is will this delay or even cancel the project all together? That remains to be seen.