Crow restarts starring Bill Skarsgard for director Rupert Sanders – The Hollywood Reporter

After years of wrong starts and many hell of a ring, The Raven looks ready to fly again.

Bill Skarsgard, who played Pennywise the Clown in The horror movies, will star in the relaunch of the supernatural revenge thriller directed by Rupert Saunders, known for his scenes Snow White and the Huntsman and Ghost in the Shell.

A long time Crow director Edward R. Pressman and Malcolm Gray, co-producer of the 2019 Chadwick Boseman thriller 21 bridges, produce.

Crow was an indie comic written and designed by James O’Barr in the late 1980s and told the dark story of a man and his fiancée being attacked and killed by a gang after the couple’s car broke down. The man is resurrected by a raven and takes revenge on those who took away his life and the life of his love.

Skarsgρrd will play Eric Draven, the man on the revenge mission. Zach Baylin, who comes from an Oscar nomination for writing King Richardwrote the script.

The project is in pre-production before the start date in June, with filming taking place in Prague and Munich. The budget is around $ 50 million, and it looks like the movie will really start.

His fans The Raven, however, they have many reasons to be skeptical that this iteration will not be derailed at the last minute, given the franchise’s infamous history. The first film, released in 1994, was critically acclaimed and acclaimed after the death of star Brandon Lee on set.

A sequel, entitled The Crow: City of Angels, starring Vincent Perez. Released in 1996, two more films followed, The Crow: Salvation (2000) and The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005), starring Eric Mabius and Edward Furlong. There was even a TV series in the late 1990s starring Mark Dacascos. But since then Evil PrayerAt the opening of 2005, the franchise experienced considerable growth and attraction.

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Director Stephen Norrington (Blade) participated with a restart, while F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the fall) and actor Luke Evans worked on another. Corinne Hardy (The Nun) took over the restart project in 2017 and put Jason Momoa in the lead role, but both men left in 2018 after a financial dispute between the producers and the distributor, cutting the project once again.

Skarsgard, who helped her The movies that scare more than $ 1.1 billion at the global box office, will be shown in the next John Wick: Chapter 4 and at this moment he turns the action-fantasy The boy kills the world. Ironically, he voiced a character named Kro in the Marvel 2021 movie Eternal.

Saunders made a name for himself as a commercial director experienced in visual magic before making his feature film debut in 2012. Snow White and the Huntsman, a fantasy big budget starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. Its release in 2017, the adaptation of the manga Ghost in the Shellstarring Scarlett Johansson.

Skarsgard is represented by WME, Magnolia Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein. Sanders is represented by CAA, Grandview and the Independent Talent Group.

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