Bill Skarsgård to star in The Crow reboot

“It” actor to play Eric Draven in Rupert Sanders-directed reboot

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Bill Skarsgård (“It”, “Castle Rock”) will play Eric Draven in the long-gestating reboot of “The Crow”.

Rupert Sanders (“Snow White and the Huntsman”) will direct the ‘modern reimagining’ of the James O’Barr written and illustrated graphic novel. The revenge thriller is written by Academy Award-nominated Zach Baylin (”King Richard”) and is based on the original graphic novel of the beloved character that was created, written and illustrated by James O’Barr.

”The Crow” will be produced by Victor Hadida (”Resident Evil” and ”Silent Hill” franchises), Molly Hassell (”Braven” starring Jason Momoa, ”Terminal” starring Margot Robbie), John Jencks (”Honest Thief”, ”Guns Akimbo”) and Edward R. Pressman (”The Crow” starring Brandon Lee, Academy Award-winner ”Wall Street”, ”American Psycho”). Production companies are Hassell Free Productions, Electric Shadow Company, Davis Films, and Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation, in association with 30WEST.

CAA Media Finance is handling the film’s domestic distribution rights.

“The Crow is beautiful, dark, poetic and sometimes disturbing,” says director Rupert Sanders. “It is a story of love, loss, grief and revenge. It is a great honor to revisit James O’Barr’s iconic comic and reimagine The Crow as a foreboding voice of today.”

“When Rupert approached us with his vision for the film, we saw immediately it is an exhilarating, modern story for audiences unlike anything we’ve experienced yet in cinema. Bill Skarsgård and FKA twigs are a perfect fit for that vision,” said producer Molly Hassell.

“The Crow has long held an important space in my life,” said Producer Ed Pressman. “I believe Rupert’s vision and the script he’s developed with Zach and our great partners is going to hit home for the ‘Crow’ fan base and invigorate a new generation to O’Barr’s story of eternal love and redemption. Rupert’s vision is full of pathos and I can’t wait to see The Crow in action and on the screen.”

Victor Hadida added, “Bringing to a new generation this iconic property is truly exciting. I am also grateful that we are now able to realize the vision of my late brother Samuel, who was deeply committed to bringing this wonderful story to the big screen and contemporary audiences.”

“The Crow” is a modern reimagining of the titular character, based on the graphic novel series by James O’Barr that was first published by Caliber Comics in 1989. Director Alex Proyas brought the story to the screen in 1994’s The Crow, which starred the late Brandon Lee, and became a cult classic. The original film and its sequels continue to be distributed around the world.

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