The Crow remake: Lawsuits may delay filming

Weather you’re for, or against the Crow remake, news has reached us that a lawsuit by the Weinsteins may delay the film, and could even have people involved walking as to not have to get caught up in all the bitterness. At this moment two stories have emerged, and I shall share both with you. The Crow remake is due to be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, under the watchful eye of Releativity Media, and Bradley Cooper is looking likely to star as murdered rock star Eric Draven.

Anyway, the Weinsteins distributed the original Crow in 1994 though Miramax, and are now claiming to have a ‘written contract signed by everyone’ giving them worldwide rights to the distribution of the film. The Weinsteins are saying that Relativity boss Ryan Kavanaugh is shopping around for distributor’s for the remake, and the Weinsteins are not happy as they believe the film is theirs to distribute.

Relativity have just responded to these claims by the Weinstein’s, and their rep Bert Fields, had this to say: “another typical litigation stunt from the Weinsteins who have a long history of threatening lawsuits with the sole purpose of intimidation” Relativity Media plan of seeking dismissal if served, dismissing the Weinsteins claim as “a feeble attempt to create a press stir and a malicious effort to interfere with Relativity’s development of the project”

So there you have it, bitter words indeed. These two companies are big, and so this could be a long battle with neither wanting to back down. However, the Weinsteins can’t actually stop the film from being made, so we will just have to wait and see what happens. More on the story as and when we find out any new developments. For now though, The Crow remake is a go, and is due for release late next year.

About Matt Wavish 9999 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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