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Relativity Media's Co-President, Tucker Tooley, Edward R. Pressman, producer behind the cult-classic The Crow franchise, and The Weinstein Company's Dimension Films, announced today they have closed a deal with F. Javier Guti&#233rrez (Before the Fall) to direct a reinvention of The Crow, the 1994 smash hit film based on the comic book series and comic strip by James O'Barr. Writer Jesse Wigutow has signed on to pen the script.

Guti&#233rrez's directorial debut, the Spanish-language apocalyptic thriller Before the Fall (Tres Dias), became an international and award-winning sensation after premiering at the Berlinale Film Festival in 2008. In Spain, the film won Best Motion Picture and Best Screenplay at the 2008 Malaga Film Festival, the Miradas Award (Tve) for Best Motion Picture of the Year, and garnered nominations from the Spain Critics Awards. In Europe, the film was a finalist for the 2008 European Film Awards and won main prizes in such »


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