Just a few days ago it was reported that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo had been hired to direct Relativity Media’s remake of the 1994 cult classic, The Crow.
It was expected that things would begin moving forward a bit more rapidly now, and it does appear this is the case. Deadline is reporting that Bradley Cooper, star of The Hangover and The A-Team, has entered into early negotiations to take on the title role originally played by the late Brandon Lee.
The movie tells the story of a musician who’s savagely beaten and killed when he and his fiancee are attacked. He then finds himself resurrected and sets off on a quest to find and destroy all who were responsible for he and his love’s deaths.
Keep in mind that though it appears Cooper has been chosen for the role, these negotiations are still early and things could change if the discussions or production hit a snag along the way.
Cooper is also known for performances in titles like Wedding Crashers, Midnight Meat Train, All About Steve, and Limitless.
Another soon-expected announcement is that of a writer for the remake. Nick Cave (The Proposition) penned the last draft, but it’s said that a new writer will be brought in to work with Fresnadillo and his vision of where the movie should go.
What do you think? Is Cooper perfect as the new Crow, or is this cause for concern?