By: John M Jerva
The reboot of the 1994 cult classic The Crow has basically been in developmental hell since I can remember. Most recently, DCEU star Jason Momoa was one time set to take over the role of Eric Draven with Corin Hardy set to direct but both left the project after behind the scenes drama which led to financial clashing between producers and the distributor.
Now the reboot is back on track, at least for now, as THR is reporting that Rupert Sanders is set to helm with It star Bill Skarsgard enlisting to now play Draven who is a rock musician killed along with his fiancé by a sadistic gang. Draven is later resurrected one year later by a mysterious crow to exact his revenge against all responsible for his death as well as his love’s.
Edward R. Pressman, who produced the original film which cost the life of Brandon Lee, is producing once again along with Malcolm Gray who also produced the cop thriller 21 Bridges which starred the late, great Chadwick Boseman.
Zach Baylin, who received an Oscar nomination for writing King Richard, penned the script. Production is set to commence this June in Prague and Munich with a supposed budget of $50 million.
Personally, I wanted to see what Momoa would have brought to the table with it but alas it was not meant to be. Skarsgard, who played the evil entity Pennywise the clown in It, looks decent enough so we shall see. Sanders is best know for directing Snow White and the Huntsman and Ghost in the Shell.
There have been several sequels including a TV show starring Mark Dacascos that followed after the original but none of them came even close to capturing the supernatural magic of the first film. Dacascos’ syndicated series was the best out of all of them but it was extremely lighter in tone than the film.
It finally looks like this version of The Crow is ready to take flight so keep it locked and loaded right here for more to follow as we are your destination for everything action in 2022 and beyond!
In the meantime, watch Brandon Lee’s near flawless performance as Eric Draven in the epic, climatic action sequence from the 1994 movie! This scene still gives me goosebumps to this day.