The Crow remake lands a director


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, director of “28 Weeks Later,” has been hired by Relativity Media to direct a re-invention of “The Crow.” The production is targeting to start in Fall 2011.

“Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is an incredibly talented and imaginative filmmaker,” said Tucker Tooley, Relativity Media’s President of Worldwide Production. “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.”

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Fresnadillo is best known for directing 28 Weeks Later, the post-apocalyptic horror sequel to 28 Days Later, which he co-wrote and produced with long-time producing partner, Apaches Entertainment’s Enrique López Lavigne. Fresnadillo also directed the critically-acclaimed Spanish-language film Intacto and is currently in post-production on Intruders starring Clive Owen, also being produced by Apaches Entertainment.

Fresnadillo will collaboratively develop the script once a writer is attached to adapt the screenplay. Casting has not yet been announced.

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