Just a day after bringing you the news that The Crow reboot was back on track after The Weinstein Company and Relativity Media settled their respective lawsuits, it looks like the project has a new director and scribe. F. Javier Gutierrez has apparently been tapped to direct and Jesse Wigutow is reportedly making a deal to write the script for the Relativity Media picture. We reported on Gutierrez (Before the Fall) as a possibility back in October, but Wigutow isn’t exactly a household name. He’s set up the war film Irreparable Harm for HBO Films and did a rewrite for Summit’s The Osterman Weekend, itself a reboot for the 1983 Sam Peckinpah-directed adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel by the same name. As the reboot for The Crow is currently in development, Relativity plans to announce casting, production dates and targeted release dates in the coming weeks. Hit the jump for more.
News of Gutierrez being attached to The Crow comes via Variety with Deadline originally reporting on Wigutow. Gutierrez’s directorial credits also include the 2002 shorts Brasil and Diminutos del calvario, though he is also directing the 2012 horror-thriller, The Monkey’s Paw. In addition to Wigutow’s script for Universal and Offspring Entertainment’s Age Inappropriate, the scribe has turned in work for a Steve McQueen biopic based on the book, “Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel.”
With a director and a writer now in place, hopefully we’ll start to get some details about which direction they plan to take the reboot. Check out a trailer for the 1994 Miramax original starring the late Brandon Lee below: