Another Reboot Of ‘The Crow’ Is Happening, This Time With Bill Skarsgard Starring

We’re never too far removed from a new attempt at rebooting The Crow. Every few months there’s a new announcement, complete with a different director and star attached to the clown-faced Eric Draven role, made famous by Brandon Lee in Alex Proyas’ 1994 adaptation of the James O’Barr comic. Taking over the lead role this time will be It star Bill Skarsgard, joined by Rupert Sanders as director.

With Skarsgard set to play the spirit of vengeance, returned after Draven and his fiancée are murdered on Halloween, and Sanders behind the camera, The Crow also has Oscar-nominated King Richard writer Zach Baylin on the screenplay. Joining the cast is  Honey Boy singer/actress FKA twigs. Production is set to begin in June, and I’ll be honest, this time it seems like they have their shit together.

There have been so many damn attempts to get The Crow off the ground it makes Uncharted look modest. Most recently it was Jason Momoa on board to star, but you can also add Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Jack Huston, and don’t even get me started on the filmmakers.

Sanders is best known for directing Snow White and the Huntsman and the live-action Ghost in the Shell. Both films had controversies involving their lead actresses. Presumably that won’t be a problem this time around. Skarsgard recently provided the voice of Kro in Marvel’s Eternals, and will be seen next in John Wick 4. He will always be Pennywise the Clown to most people.

The 1994 film is infamous for the death of Bruce Lee’s son, Brandon Lee, in an on-set accident. Many have called The Crow a cursed production, but let’s hope this one goes off without a hitch. [THR]

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.