After many false starts it looks like Bill Skarsgard will be leading the remake of the memorable 1990s supernatural action flick The Crow.
It feels like stories regarding a reboot of 1994’s The Crow have been around since the dawn of, well, stories. Whilst the rumours didn’t exactly originate around the time of cave paintings and woolly mammoths, it’s been over decade since there was talk of Bradley Cooper leading a remake, and whispers of another film circulated both before and after that.
Concept art surfaced earlier this year to give us an idea of what Bradley Cooper would have looked like as Eric Draven, the tortured, resurrected hero of The Crow and it’s fair to say his look was far more like Alice Cooper than Bradley. Despite many false dawns, the latest attempt to bring The Crow back to life really looks like its going to be the one, doubly so, now that reports have confirmed the film’s leading man.
Pennywise himself, Bill Skarsgard will be applying the eyeliner as Eric Draven in the upcoming remake of The Crow, it has been announced. As well as starring in the It films, Skarsgard will also feature in the fourth John Wick film alongside Keanu Reeves, not to mention the interesting-looking Boy Kills World, all of which are set to release in 2023.
This version of The Crow is being directed by Rupert Sanders who previously helmed Snow White And The Huntsman and Ghost In The Shell. The budget is reportedly $50m and pre-production work is ongoing ahead of a June shoot in Prague and Munich, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Skarsgard joins a list of actors reputed to play the character of Draven which is much longer than the list of actors who actually have portrayed him on the silver screen: Brandon Lee, who tragically died during filming occupying the main spot on that list. Jason Momoa, Luke Evans and the aforementioned Bradley Cooper are just a smattering of the names to be linked with the project in the past. This time though, we’re hopeful that The Crow might just make it in front of the cameras… and equally hopeful that it will be worth the wait. We’ll let you know more as we hear it.
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