No kidding, The crow takes flight again, this time with Bill Skarsgard in the supernatural revenge thriller to be directed by Rupert Sander (Snow White and the Hunter and ghost in the shell), writes THR.
Taken from the creator James O’Barris a gritty comic, The crow follows Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to find his killers and avenge his murdered fiancé with the help of a mystical bird.
The new film is said to be a new take on the original material with Skarsgård playing Draven, following in the footsteps of fire Brandon Lee.
Zach Baylinwho just won an Oscar nomination for writing King Richardwrote the screenplay.
The project is well in pre-production before an early June date, with filming set to take place in Prague and Munich. The budget is around 50 million dollars, adds the site.
Long duration The crow steward, Edward R. Pressman and Malcolm Gray, co-producer of the 2019 Chadwick Boseman thriller 21 bridges, produce.
The crow was adapted for the big screen in 1994 and was followed by three sequels and a short-lived television series. The character is somewhat of a pop culture icon and has made its way onto shirts, posters and has been immortalized in plastic as toys.
Skarsgård is fast becoming a guy of the genre, having played Pennywise the Clown in the This horror films and also appearing in Hulu’s “Castle Rock” series, not to mention Bad guys and Assassination Nation.
THR breaks down the path to bring The crow back to the big screen:
“Director Stephen Norrington (Blade) participated in a reboot, while F. Javier Gutiérrez (before the fall) and actor Luke Evans worked on another. Corin Hardy (the nun) took on the task of a reboot in 2017 and brought in Jason Momoa to star. Then, the two men left in 2018 after a clash over financial issues between producers and distributor.