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Weinstein Co. going to court with Relativity over THE CROW reboot rights

It looks as though there is a major roadblock in the way of Relativity Media's planned reboot of The Crow to be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later). Earlier we reported that Bradley Cooper was in talks to play the lead role. The roadblock comes in the form of a lawsuit from The Weinstein Company against Relativity. 

According to Deadline, the Weinstein's are being repped by Bert Fields, who is seeking injunctive relief and claiming there's "a written contract signed by everybody" which gives them exclusive worldwide distribution rights on the reboot. Of course, Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh disagrees and plans to sell rights to the film to another studio. Negotiations have failed forcing the case to be heard in front of a judge. Here is what Fields had to say about the situation:

"He made a bunch of threats. Some people may submit to that kind of arrogant conduct, but we're not going to do it. If anybody tries to buy these distribution rights in The Crow, they are buying nothing but a lawsuit and they will get sued." 

The Crow is scheduled to shoot in the fall, but that is only if an agreement can be made between the studios. The report from Deadline only tells the side of the Weinstein's, we'll report if and when more news is available for Relativity.  

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