“The Crow” Rises Again: Bill Skarsgård Unveiled in Ominous First Teaser

You’ll have to wait a little bit longer for the full trailer for The Crow, but for those of you eager to get a quick peek at Bill Skarsgård in the title role in the eagerly-anticipated reboot, this new teaser will whet your appetite.

Skarsgård takes on a role made iconic and ultimately tragic by Brandon Lee in the 1994 original film, which was rocked during production 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. Now, 30 years later, Skarsgård steps into the role of Eric Draven, a musician resurrected from the dead, to seek vengeance against the gang that murdered his finacée. Draven and Shelly Webster (FKA twigs) were both brutally murdered when her past finally caught up to her, but in death, Draven finds a new life in the pursuit of vengeance. He’s given a chance to save Shelly by sacrificing himself, and thus, The Crow tracks his efforts to find and punish their killers.

The film comes from director Rupert Sanders, and the cast includes Danny Huston, Laura Birn, Jordan Bolger, and Isabella Wei.

“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 when the reboot was announced. 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, when the reboot was announced. Now, The Crow is flying towards its June 7 release date.

Check out the trailer here:

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Featured image: Bill Skarsgård in THE CROW. Photo Credit: Larry Horricks for Lionsgate


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