It’s been a long, hard road for Relativity Media to try to get their “The Crow” reboot off the ground, but things are finally looking up for the planned project.
Last April, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo came on board and Bradley Cooper showed interest in the lead role, but The Weinstein Company sued Relativity soon after over distribution rights on the project. Today, Relativity sent out an alert to say that the suit has finally been settled amicably, and they will continue to move forward on the film.
“The lawsuit between Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company concerning ’THE CROW’ has been amicably settled out of court, and the parties will continue to work on the film together as planned,” the email blast said. “In addition, Relativity Media has dismissed all of its claims against The Weinstein Company for any wrongdoing regarding the release and distribution of ’NINE,’ and The Weinstein Company has dismissed all of its claims against Relativity Media.”
Unfortunately, both Fresnadillo and Cooper have both left the project in the nine months since the lawsuit was opened. The project has remained pretty stalled out ever since, but hopefully we’ll see some forward momentum now that the suit has been dropped. Cooper explained his departure in a recent interview with Empire.
“There weren’t even that many ups and downs,” he said. “We were talking about doing it because of Juan Carlos FresnadilloI’m such a massive fanand then the timing didn’t work out. He just dropped out of it also so I don’t know what they’re going to do.”
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