It’s not funny, The Raven is thrown once more, this time with Bill Skarsg .rd starring in the “modern redesign” he will direct Rupert Saunders (Snow White and the Huntsman, Ghost in the Shell), Bloody Disgusting learned. Grammy nominee singer-songwriter FKA branches (Honeyboy) also stars.
Retired from the creator James O’Barhis hard comic, The Raven follows Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to locate his killers and avenge his murdered fiancé with the help of a mystical bird.
The new film is said to be a new take on the original material with Skarsgård impersonating Draven, following in the footsteps of the late Brandon Lee.
Zach Baylinwhich comes from an Oscar nomination for writing King Richardwrote the script.
The project is in pre-production start date June, with shooting taking place in Prague and Munich. The budget is in the order of 50 million dollars, writes THR, who was the first to make the news.
“The Raven “It’s beautiful, dark, poetic and sometimes annoying,” says director Rupert Sanders. “It is a story of love, loss, sadness and revenge.”
The Raven will be produced by Victor Hadida (Resident Evil and Silent hill franchises), Molly Hassell (brave protagonist Jason Momoa, Terminal protagonist Margot Robbie), John Jencks (Honest thief, Guns Akimbo) and Edward R. Pressman (The Raven starring Brandon Lee, an Oscar winner Wall Street, American Psycho). The production companies are Hassell Free Productions, Electric Shadow Company, Davis Films and Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation, in collaboration with 30WEST.
The Raven adapted for the big screen in 1994, followed by three sequels and a short television series. The character is somewhat of a symbol of pop culture and has been inserted into shirts, posters and immortalized in plastic as toys.
Skarsgård quickly became a guy of the genre, having played Pennywise the Clown in The horror movies and also appear in Hulu’s “Castle Rock” series, not to mention bad and Nation of murder.
ΘΡ breaks down the path to bring The Raven back to the big screen: “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 project for a restart in 2017 and got Jason Momoa to star. Both men then left in 2018 after a dispute over financial issues between producers and distributor.