Weinstein lawsuit threatens to unravel The Crow

Last week we discussed the possibility of Bradley Cooper starring in Relativity Media’s upcoming reboot of The Crow. Well, it looks like we’ll have to watch another drama unfold before the camera even starts rolling on the Juan Carlos Fresnadillo feature.

According to Deadline, Bob and Harvey Weinstein – distributors of the original 1994 adaptation of The Crow – are suing Relativity for shopping the film’s international distribution rights, which they believe they hold exclusively.

Ryan Kavanaugh of Relativity responded with the following statement:

This is yet another typical litigation stunt from the Weinsteins, who have a long history of threatening lawsuits 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. [Bert] 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.

Will the lawsuit go ahead? Will it in any way delay (or potentially unravel) the Crow reboot? Hard to say. One thing’s for sure. A Weinstein brouhaha is traditionally far more entertaining than any movie.

Discuss: Do you want to see the film begin production, or be shuttered immediately?

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