The Crow Reboot Moving Forward with Bill Skarsgard in Lead Role

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Considering how much of a classic the original movie with Brandon Lee was, do we really need another Crow movie? Probably not, but it seems that a new one is definitely coming based on a new report from Deadline that can reveal Bill Skarsgard has signed up to play Eric Draven in a reboot.

Skarsgard should be familiar to those of you who saw Andy Muschietti’s recent It films, as he was the guy who played the creepy clown, Pennywise. Rupert Sanders, the director behind Ghost in the Shell and Snow White and the Huntsman, will be directing Skarsgard and singer-songwriter FKA twigs in The Crow reboot.

There’s no indication of whether Graeme Revell will return to score this one, but it will probably suck if he doesn’t, as he was a huge reason why the original movie was so memorable. The original 1994 film also featured one of The Cure’s best songs, Burn, which can be found on both the soundtrack and the band’s Join the Dots b-sides album.

The Crow is beautiful, dark, poetic and sometimes disturbing,” said director Sanders. “It is a story of love, loss, grief and revenge. It is a great honor to revisit James O’Barr’s iconic comic and reimagine The Crow as a foreboding voice of today.”

‘The Crow’: Bill Skarsgard Tapped To Play Eric Draven In New Reimagining From Rupert Sanders (Deadline)

Rupert Sanders will direct the pic with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter FKA twigs also starring. The revenge thriller is written by Academy Award-nominated Zach Baylin and is based on the original graphic novel of the beloved character that was created, written and illustrated by James O’Barr.

The pic will be produced by Victor Hadida, Molly Hassell, John Jencks and Edward R. Pressman. Production companies are Hassell Free Productions, Electric Shadow Company, Davis Films, and Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation, in association with 30WEST.

The pic a modern reimagining of the titular character, based on the graphic novel series by James O’Barr that was first published by Caliber Comics in 1989. Director Alex Proyas brought the story to the screen in 1994’s The Crow, which starred the late Brandon Lee, and became a cult classic. The original film and its sequels continue to be distributed around the world.

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Tsing Mui
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