Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 WEEK LATER) has inked a deal to direct Relativity Media and Apaches Ent.'s remake of THE CROW, reports Variety. Based on James O'Barr's comics, Fresnadillo will work with a yet-to-be-hired writer on the script.
The story follows Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to hunt down the men who murder him and his wife.
Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh, Edward R. Pressman and Jeff Most (original CROW), and Apaches' Enrique Lopez Lavigne and Belen Atienza are producing. Relativity's Tucker Tooley is the exec producer. Pressman Film Corp.'s Jon Katz, Apaches' Jesus de la Vega, and Jose Ibanez are co-producers.
The studios hope to get into production by fall.