Weinsteins Join List of People with a Problem with Relativity's 'The Crow' Remake

April 21, 2011

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Don't put your face on just yet, Coops: we've got problem with this The Crow remake, and not just that it's a generally bad idea that will rouse the already rightfully-angered soul of Brandon Lee.

Relativity Media just last week added Bradley Cooper to the production, and they were set for a fall start for director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, but the always litigious Weinstein Company have dampened those plans with a lawsuit that seeks an injunction against the studio. According to the Weinsteins--who already have an ongoing case with Michael Moore, and are also legally fighting a claim that diabetic Harvey Weinstein got down on all fours to eat M&Ms off the floor--they're entitled to worldwide distribution rights on the film, and they allege that Relativity is threatening to sell those rights off to whoever will pay the most to release an ill-conceived remake of The Crow.

Relativity was quick to respond, and released this statement:

"This is yet another typical litigation stunt from the Weinsteins who have a long history of threatening law suits with the sole purpose of intimidation. If served, Relativity will seek immediate dismissal. While we expect these types of antics from the Weinsteins, we are shocked that a lawyer of Mr. Fields' caliber would make such false, reckless and intentionally harmful statements to the press about Relativity and Mr. Kavanaugh. We intend to seek appropriate remedies for this misconduct. Clearly this is a feeble attempt to create a press stir and a malicious effort to interfere with Relativity's development of the project."

So it sounds like it could be a while before these guys sort this out. Edward Furlong remains the reigning king of The Crow franchise for a little longer.

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