‘The Crow’ reboot to take flight with Bill Skarsgard
While the original 1994 cult classic The Crow starring Brandon Lee stands as one of the all-time great cult-classic comic book films, the idea of a full-on reboot of the movie has gone through multiple stars and directors but now it looks set to reach the big screen after all with new news that actor Bill Skarsgard is set to take on the role of Eric Draven.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, this new remake of The Crow will be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman, Ghost in the Shell) and will star Bill Skarsgard, famed for his performance as the horrific Pennywise in the It films, in the titular role of Eric Draven/The Crow, and the film is set to begin filming in June according to inside sources.
But long time fans of the project could be seen to be sceptical as The Crow reboot has been a project that has long been ‘a back and forth’ production that has seemingly never gotten off the ground and has been stuck in development hell. Stars including Bradley Cooper, Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Jack Huston and Jason Momoa have all been attached to it at certain times over a seemingly endless series of production with Momoa and director Corin Hardy coming close to production before stepping away due to budget issues.
While I’m intrigued by the chance of seeing Skarsgard in the black and white make-up of the undead Draven, I’ll hold my breath until we actually see on set images of the actor in full costume, and as of yet, there is no confirmed release date for the production.
We’ll have to see how things move forward on The Crow, but if it does go into production I’ll be interesting to see what comes next.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter