Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has been tapped to direct a re-imagining of The Crow, the 1994 adaptation of the James O'Barr comic book series.

Relativity Media is behind the project and has the 28 Weeks Later helmer looking to start film production this Fall. Currently, he's in post-production on the Clive Owen starring horror/thriller flick Intruder, about an eleven year old girl who is confronted with a monster and throws the life of the whole family into helter-skelter.

The popularity of the Eric Draven character helped spawn four sequels and a TV series after the 1994 original film starring the late Brandon Lee (son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee). None lived up to the true gothic beauty of director Alex Proyas' (I, Robot) original and that's why Relativity believes that a reboot is just what the doctor ordered.

Fresnadillo will reportedly work with a yet-to-be-hired writer on developing the project before production starts. If everything goes according to plan, The Crow is looking at a late 2012 release date.

[Via Bloody Disgusting]