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Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo exits 'The Crow' reboot
The troubled reboot of "The Crow" has just hit another speed bump.
Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later") has left the film, currently still in the development stage, following the recent departure of attached star Bradley Cooper ("The Hangover").
Twitch reports that Fresnadillo may be jumping ship in order to helm the long-awaited "Highlander" reboot at Summit, but chalk that up to just a rumor for now.
He's the second director to exit the film, after Stephen Norrington ("Blade"). The latter was planning to direct from a script by singer-screenwriter Nick Cave ("The Proposition"). Cave's draft has since been replaced by one by Alex Tse ("Watchmen").
"The Crow," of course, has a long, dark cinematic legacy. Tragically, young star Brandon Lee was accidentally killed on the set of Alex Proyas' 1994 film, based on the graphic novel by J. O'Barr. That film spawned two sequels in 1996 and 2000, and a short-lived TV series, all of dubious quality.