According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Bradley Cooper will not play the title character in The Crow remake currently being planned by Relativity. Cooper cites scheduling conflicts as the reason. On the plus side, his exit is allowing others to be considered for the role – Channing Tatum and Mark Wahlberg.
There are still many other hurdles to clear before this film gets to theaters, including who has the rights to distribute the feature film. If I were a betting man, I would be willing to go so far as to say too much bad juju surrounds this property, and it will quietly disappear.
Relativity Media has announced that the the studio has optioned the rights for VOltron, with plans to send the property to the big screen.
In Voltron, an elite battle force defends the fate of mankind in the spectacular action adventure. Five young warriors are responsible for the future of the galaxy when they become pilots of a battalion of ultra-high-tech Robot Lions, powerful vessels with the ability to join together to form a fearsome mega-weapon known as “Voltron.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the news that Voltron was getting a feature film, and each time production seems to stall. This time it looks like there are a number of producers behind the live-action film including Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven, Richard Suckie, and Kickstart Entertainment’s Jason Netter.
The movie is being written by Conan the Barbarian scribe, Thomas Dean Donnelly.
Relativity Media invites Comic-Con attendees to experience the sheer terror of a shark attack before the September 2nd release of SHARK NIGHT 3D!
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Do you have what it takes to be a Greek God or Goddess? If so, then Relativity Media – the studio behind the visually spectacular 3D action adventure Immortals – wants you to sign up right away! Exclusively offered via Facebook today, the Relativity-Archaia Immortals promotion sponsored by Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, will crown the winners on July 1 with a king’s ransom-worth of prizes, including a grand prize where contest winners will be immortalized as graphic novel characters with the “reveal” taking place at the Archaia panel during Comic-Con in a special photo-op ceremony. Winners will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to San Diego to attend the 2011 Comic-Con International. The package includes airfare, hotel accommodations, and exclusive access to special Immortals events throughout the convention.
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Relativity has announced that Juan Carlos Fresnedillo has been hired to direct The Crow remake. The 28 Weeks Later director is expected to start filming in the fall of this year.
“Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is an incredibly talented and imaginative filmmaker,” says Executive Producer Tucker Tooley, “We are thrilled to have him at the helm and are excited to work with both Pressman and Apaches on what we all believe will be a compelling and innovative reimagining of The Crow.”
“The original Crow was groundbreaking cinema,” adds producer Edward R. Pressman, “Its gothic visual and musical ideas influenced a generation and cinema itself. With Juan Carlos, we have every confidence that his new Crow will have a similar impact on the contemporary audience.”
The Crow is being produced by Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh.