‘The ‘Crow’ Reboot With Bill Skarsgård Heads To Lionsgate In Huge Deal

There have been so many attempts to reboot The Crow that you could be forgiven that one is actually still moving forward. Bill Skarsgard, yes, Pennywise himself, was cast in the latest attempt to revive the spirit of vengeance. And not only is that film proceeding as planned, it just found a new home at Lionsgate.

Deadline reports that Lionsgate has dropped a whopping eight-figure deal to acquire domestic distribution of The Crow. Skarsgard stars alongside FKA Twigs (Honeyboy) and Danny Huston (30 Days of Night), with Rupert Sanders (Ghost in the ShellSnow White and the Huntsman) directing from a script by Oscar nominee Zach Baylin (King Richard) and Will Schneider. Also in the cast are are Laura Birn (Foundation), Sami Bouajila (A Son), and Jordan Bolger (The Woman King).

An adaptation of James O’Barr’s comic book, the film centers on Eric Draven, a murdered musician who returns from the dead to avenge his death and that of his fiancee. Production has already wrapped, with the budget coming in at around $50M. Expect Lionsgate to give this one a big push as they plan to release it in 2024.

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