'The Crow' Remake Sparks Lawsuit

The Weinstein Company is suing Relativity Media over the worldwide distribution rights, which the Weinstein's claim they own.

The Weinstein Company sues Relativity Media over rights to The Crow remake
The Weinstein Company sues Relativity Media over rights to The Crow remake
Relativity Media's plans to remake The Crow has hit a speed bump with a new lawsuit presented today in Los Angeles by The Weinstein Company, which claims TWC still controls the worldwide distribution rights to the remake.

The Weinstein Company's lawyer, Bert Fields, alleges there is a written contract in place which gives The Weinstein Company and its founders Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein the distribution rights to a remake. The lawsuit claims that Ryan Kavanaugh and his company Relativity Media plan to sell these distribution rights. Here's what Bert Fields had to say about the matter.

"Mr. Kavanaugh was not going to honor that contract. Apparently, he's going to sell these rights to others. He made a bunch of threats. Some people may submit to that kind of arrogant conduct, but we're not going to do it. If anybody tries to buy these distribution rights in The Crow , they are buying nothing but a lawsuit and they will get sued."

Last week we reported that Bradley Cooper is in early talks to portray Eric Draven, with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo set to direct. The producers were hoping to get production started this fall, although this lawsuit may throw a monkey wrench into those plans.

Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein distributed the original version of The Crow in 1994.

The Crow is in development and stars Luke Evans. The film is directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez.



Sources: Deadline

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Comments (17)

  1. Twisted Smile

    Oh wow, the news for The Crow has been pretty steady since I have been gone.

    3 years agoby @twistedsmileFlag

  2. Everton

    Got to admit, remakes do not bother me in the least, in fact I want to see more of them, if they're good then all is well if they're bad then the original seems 10x better!

    Win win!

    3 years agoby @macca-paul-87Flag

  3. Ryan Atterson

    There is no reason for this remake. The original is great and will never get old. No on will ever be able to play the roles in this movie the way the original cast did.

    3 years agoby @Ryan-AttersonFlag

  4. Avrahama

    All's I got to say is .. "ha ha ha ha", Yes.

    3 years agoby @avrahamaFlag

  5. StephieBaybee

    Im getting really p'd off with all this!! Stop remaking classic films, they aint called classics for a reason u know lol. Brandon Lee owned this film, i cant see ANYONE in his place, is this is what the worlds coming to where Hollywood have run out of ideas??!!

    4 years agoby @steph-xFlag

  6. the MovieGhost

    "Hell" to the "yes"! This Film DOES NOT need a sh*t Hollywood Remake.

    4 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  7. Mixlexic

    It would be a better world if more remakes were hit by lawsuits

    4 years agoby @mixlexicFlag

  8. Smallville

    if they do remake the crow i think Allan Hyde he played godric on true blood or Ben Barnes played prince caspian would be good choice. but i also a gree with all of u they should not touch this movie its legendary a CULT classic

    4 years agoby @smallvilleFlag

  9. skywise

    @dan1@ejk1@bane5000 i agree with you all, this just should not happen.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. Tribeofwolves

    PLEASE DON'T MAKE THIS!!!!!!...

    4 years agoby @TribeofwolvesFlag

  11. Remy72883

    Same here @dan1

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  12. Dan

    This made me laugh. Good. I'd rather it not happen.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  13. CUPID

    I dont give crap.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  14. SpaceCowboy

    Ha, I'll thumbs this up just because the title made me laugh?

    4 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  15. ejk1

    I find myself not caring if this gets made.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  16. Bane5000

    Yes, throw that monkey wrench , stop this from being made :]

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag