Reboots of the 1994 comic book movie The Crow have been “in the works” for decades. Big names like Mark Wahlberg and Bradley Cooper have been attached to projects at various points, only for things to disappear. But it seems like something may finally be coming to fruition, thanks to director Rupert Sanders and producer Ed Pressman.
Sanders, who directed Snow White and the Huntsman and the live action Ghost in the Shell
remake, is the latest in a string of directors attached to the project, which has spent years in
development hell. Pressman – who produced the original movie – is said to be keen to make a
plethora of casting announcements soon.
And we already know who will be taken on the role made famous by tragic star Brandon Lee. IT star Bill Skarsgard will become Eric Draven, a resurrected, near invincible being who is hell bent on revenge for the death of his fiancée. He is set to be joined by English singer FKA Twigs in an
expanded co-lead role. Twigs made her acting debut opposite Shia LaBeouf in the Alma Har’el film, Honey Boy.
Oscar nominated Zach Brayer has written the script, fresh off his success with King Richard. It is
rumoured that his script will focus more on the dynamic between Eric and his fiancée and less on the revenge story – which may not go down well with fans of the original film. Many ardent fans will be interested to see if this modern retelling is faithful to the 1994 cult classic or if it will be a complete re-imagining of James O’Barr’s source material.
Production of The Crow reboot is set to begin in June, with rumoured shooting in Prague and
Munich. No other casting details or potential release dates are known as yet, but we will update you as soon as we hear anything further.