Bradley Cooper to play 'The Crow'?

bradley_cooper_HangoverAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, Bradley Cooper (ALIAS, THE A-TEAM) is in talks to star in  Relativity Media’s  new version of THE CROW, based on the comic book by James O’Barr.
The site says the actor met with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 WEEKS LATER), and the two hit it off, sharing similar notions how how to approach the character.
Time will tell if the popular actor will don the obligatory dark clothing and monochomatic makeup.

New Director for 'The Crow' Remake

The Late Brandon Lee
The Late Brandon Lee

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 WEEKS LATER), has been choosen to direct Relativity Media’s remake/reboot of THE CROW.  
 Producers Edward R. Pressman, Jeff Most, Relativity’s Media’s Ryan Kavanaugh and Apaches Entertainment’s Enrique Lopez Lavigne and Belen Atienza are behind the new version of the independent comic book character created by James O’Barr.
The first film version from Miramax came in 1994, directed by Alex Proyas (DARK CITY) and written by David J. Schow and John Shirely. The tragic death of star Brandon Lee from a prop plastic bullet fired from blank cartridge added to the film’s dark appeal, to many. 
Three film sequels and the  TV series THE CROW: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN (starring Mark Dacascos) , took the franchise further.
Steven Norrtington (BLADE, LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) was invovled in a previous attempt to relaunch the character, his version would not have used the Eric Draven character.
Writer/Musician Nick Cave (THE PROPOSITION, 2005) wrote the latest screenplay, though it’s expected Juan Carlos Fresnadillo will bring someone on to tailor the script to his tastes.

'Season of the Witch' — Trailer

Opening tomorrow, January 7th is the medieval supernatural action thriller SEASON OF THE WITCH.

” Nicolas Cage (‘National Treasure’, ‘Ghost Rider’) and Ron Perlman (‘Hellboy’, ‘Hellboy II’) star in this tale of a 14th century Crusader who returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights (Nicloas Cage, Ron Perlman) to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight’s pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force.”

Directed by Dominic Sena (KALIFORNIA) from a screenplay by Bragi F. Schut (THRESHOLD) , SEASON OF THE WITCH also stars  Claire Foy, Stephen Campbell Moore, and Robbie Sheehan. Fan favorite Christopher Lee also appears.
From Relativity Media