The Crow Reboot Sets Release Window
The remake of the 1994 cult classic film, The Crow, is finally making its way to the big screen. Set to be released in 2024, this action horror film starring Bill Skarsgård has been acquired by Lionsgate in an eight-figure deal, according to Deadline.
Based on the popular comic book by James O’Barr, The Crow tells the gripping story of Eric Draven, who returns from the dead, and seeks revenge against the criminals responsible for the murder of him and his fiancée.
Directed by Rupert Sanders, known for his work on Ghost in the Shell, the film boasts an impressive cast alongside Skarsgård including FKA twigs, Danny Huston, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila, and Jordan Bolger.
Scripted by Zach Baylin and Will Schneider, the film was produced by Victor Hadida, Molly Hassell, John Jencks, Samuel Hadida, and Edward R. Pressman. Both Hadida and Pressman, who are said to have been instrumental in bringing this project to life, have sadly passed away since its inception.
The history of The Crow franchise has been fraught with tragedies. The original 1994 film famously saw the untimely death of actor Brandon Lee in a tragic on-set accident. Previous attempts at rebooting the franchise over the years faced various challenges, with the film delving into development limbo.
Names like Jason Momoa were once tied to the lead role but ultimately their involvement in the reboot fell through. After enduring various setbacks, fans of The Crow can finally look forward to experiencing a brand-new incarnation of Eric Draven’s dark and haunting tale.
Mark your calendars for 2024, as The Crow rises from the grave and onto the silver screen once again!
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