Relativity's planned reboot of The Crow has found it's writer. Alex Tse (Watchmen) has been hired to write the script, Variety reports. The film will be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later). As we reported, Bradley Cooper is attached to star in the film.
The reboot is planned as "a gritty reboot of the iconic gothic character Eric Draven, who returns from the grave on a mission to avenge his wife's murder so that his soul can rest." The production will be a joint venture between Relativity and Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation along with Spain-based Apaches Entertainment.
Tse has been very busy lately. He worked recently on adapting the graphic novel Battling Boy for Paramount and Brad Pitt's Plan B, penned a remake of Ninja Scroll for Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's production co. Appian Way. In addition, he wrote Gangland for Joel Silver's Dark Castle banner and an adaptation of The Phantom Tollbooth for producer Donald DeLine. He also wrote and co-exec produced Spike Lee's Sucker Free City for Showtime.
I think that Tse is a solid choice for the gig, even though the remake is not one that I am sure is needed. What are your thoughts on this news?