“The Crow” Reboot Starring Bill Skarsgård Lands at Lionsgate
The Crow has found its nest.
The reboot of the 1994 film starring the late Brandon Lee has landed at Lionsgate, which will be handling domestic distribution for the feature. The film is a re-imagining of the beloved character created by writer James O’Barr and first published by Caliber Comics in 1989. The comic grew an impassioned fan base and was later turned into the cult classic 1994 film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Brandon Lee in his final film appearance. Lee plays Eric Draven, a musician resurrected from the dead to seek vengeance against the gang that murdered his finacée. Yet the production was rocked by tragedy when a prop gun fatally wounded Lee. Although he had filmed most of his scenes, the movie still required some rewrites, effects, and a stunt double to complete. The movie was ultimately released by Miramax (it was initially a Paramount film) and was dedicated to Lee and his fiancée, Eliza Hutton. Lee was the son of the legendary Bruce Lee, who passed away when Brandon was eight.
The new film was directed by Rupert Sanders (Ghost in the Shell) and stars Bill Skarsgård (John Wick 4, It) as Eric Draven. Skarsgård is joined by FKA Twigs, Danny Huston, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila, and Jordan Bolger. The script comes from Zach Baylin and Will Schneider.
“The original film left an indelible mark on our culture that lives on,” said producers Victor Hadida, Molly Hassell, and John Jencks in a joint statement. The late Samuel Hadida and the late Edward R. Pressman also produced. “We are thrilled to bring a new adaptation for today’s audiences that respects this legacy. Rupert has masterfully brought new dimensions to create a contemporary universe for this timeless saga of undying love, and we can’t wait to share this vision with film audiences.”
“We appreciate what The Crow character and original movie mean to legions of fans and believe this new film will offer audiences an authentic and visceral reinterpretation of its emotional power and mythology,” said Charlotte Koh, Lionsgate executive VP of acquisitions and co-productions.
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Featured image: PARK CITY, UTAH – JANUARY 27: Bill Skarsgård of ‘Nine Days’ attends the IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on Location at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival – Day 4 on January 27, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)