Weinsteins Try To Stop Crow Remake

Crow 300The remake of Brandon Lee’s 1994 classic, The Crow, is under threat as Harvey Weinstein claims he has a contract that gives him sole distribution rights to any film based on the original.

Consequently the Weinsteins have filed a lawsuit against Ryan Kavanaugh, head of Relativity Media, who was trying to get the remake up and running.

Bert Fields, lawyer for the Weinsteins said: “Mr. Kavanaugh was not going to honour that contract. Apparently, he’s going to sell these rights to others. He made a bunch of threats… Some people may submit to that kind of arrogant conduct, but we’re not going to do it. If anybody tries to buy these distribution rights in The Crow, they are buying nothing but a lawsuit and they will get sued.”

Relativity issued their own statement, saying: “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 Field’s calibre 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.”

Good old lawsuits, where would Hollywood be without them?