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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Exits ‘The Crow’ Reboot

Unlike its titular character, The Crow continues to have trouble finding new life in the form of a film reboot. It didn’t help that Bradley Cooper—initially signed to play the lead—left the project a few months back. Now Twitch is reporting that director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) has also left the project.

Although there are no concrete details on why Fresnadillo left, it’s not out of the question that the Highlander reboot, for which he was named director last month, had a hand in his departure. Seeing as how Highlander is making better strides toward a production date while the troubled “Crow” project continues to lack a cast, let alone a lead, it’s no surprise Relativity Media had a tough time convincing Fresnadillo to stay.

His departure is another blow for the project, which has already lost another director and writer in Stephen Norrington and Nick Cave respectively. A sense of irony rang across the industry when Cooper left the reboot to star in Paradise Lost from director Alex Proyas, widely known for directing the original 1994 film. Currently, the reboot is without a director or leading man and only screenwriter Alex Tse remains … for now.


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