Alex Tse to reboot iconic goth script for Relativity
Relativity Media and producer Edward R. Pressman have tapped “Watchmen” scribe Alex Tse to pen their reinvention of “The Crow,” based on the comicbook by James O’Barr.Bradley Cooper is attached to star in the pic, which will be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later”). Relativity is expected to mount a gritty reboot of “The Crow,” the story of gothic character Eric Draven, who returns from the grave on a mission to avenge his wife’s murder so his soul can rest. Relativity and Edward R. Pressman Film Corp. are teaming with Spain-based Apaches Entertainment on the production. Pressman will produce with Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, Jeff Most and Apaches’ Enrique Lopez Lavigne and Belen Atienza. Relativity’s Tucker Tooley and Apaches’ Jesus de la Vega will exec produce, while Jose Ibanez and Pressman Film Corp.’s Jon Katz will serve as co-producers. Tse has previously worked on an adaptation of the graphic novel “Battling Boy” for Paramount and Brad Pitt’s Plan B banner; a remake of “Ninja Scroll” for Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way; “Gangland” for Joel Silver’s Dark Castle banner; and an adaptation of “The Phantom Tollbooth” for producer Donald DeLine. He also wrote and co-exec produced Spike Lee’s “Sucker Free City” for Showtime. Tse is represented by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney Ira Schreck of Schreck Rose & Dapello.