Relativity Media is wasting little time with its planned remake of The Crow. Only days after 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo officially joined the project, the production company has begun negotiations with Bradley Cooper to star in the adaptation of James O’Barr’s black-and-white comic.
Heat Vision reports that Cooper, who headlines Relativity’s hit thriller Limitless, met recently with Fresnadillo in Spain, “where the two hit it off and shared a vision for the character and the film.”
The Crow centers on a young musician who’s killed while trying save his fiancee from street thugs, only to be resurrected by supernatural forces. He seeks vengeance against his murderers, methodically stalking the thugs and killing them. The role was played in Miramax’s 1994 adaptation by Brandon Lee, who was killed in a freak accident during production.
The new version is being produced by Edward R. Pressman, Jeff Most, Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Apaches Entertainment’s Enrique Lopez Lavigne and Belen Atienza. Writer-musician Nick Cave (The Proposition, The Wettest County in the World) penned the most recent draft of the script, but a new screenwriter is expected to be brought in to work with Fresnadillo.
Cooper, whose Limitless is still in theaters, will next be seen in The Hangover Part II, which opens on May 26.