Despite a legal challenge from The Weinstein Company, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Relativity Media have begun to move forward with their re-imagining of The Crow , hiring Alex Tse to write a new version of the script.

The 28 Weeks Later director, who replaced Stephen Norrington (the man behind 2003's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen), has brought Tse into the fold in hopes of churning out a "gritty reboot" of James O'Barr's classic comic. Bradley Cooper, who is atached to star (a role made famous by the late Brandon Lee), will certainly have his leading man muscle tested in the part.

Tse, who shares co-writing credits with Zack Snyder for Watchmen and was the pen behind Spike Lee's Sucker Free City, is an interesting choice to have "reinvent" the emo-action franchise. If the scribe can take a similar approach as he did with the contents of Alan Moore's graphic novel and leave out all the wack parts, The Crow reboot could, at the very least, be a well-rounded update.

[Via Variety]