‘The Crow’: Bill Skarsgard Reboot Set To Take Flight This June

Fans of The Crow can rejoice. The long-awaited remake of Alex Proyas’ cult classic finally has a release date. Variety reports that Rupert Sanders’ (Snow White and the Huntsman, Ghost in the Shell with Scar Jo) film will bow in theaters on June 7 of this year. The Crow’s release has been moved up to replace the Ana de Armas vehicle Ballerina, a John Wick spinoff, which has now been shifted to June of 2025.

The remake looks to follow the same trajectory as the original, following Bill Skarsgård’s titular Crow, a murdered musician resurrected to avenge both himself and his fiancé. While no trailer is available yet, check out one for the original below.

The Crow has a tragic history on account of the late Brandon Lee’s death when a prop gun wounded him during filming. Additionally, the reboot itself has gone through several iterations, with development starting years ago in December 2008. Since then, Stephen Norrington, Corin Hardy (The Nun), and others have been attached to direct, while Bradley Cooper, Luke Evans, and even Jason Momoa were at one point attached to star.

With Bill Skarsgård in the lead, it looks like a big summer for him. Recently, the Boy Kills World trailer dropped, showing a beefed-up Skarsgård who is also interestingly looking to avenge some murdered family members. I guess the broad takeaway is to simply leave Skarsgård and his filmic family alone.

Whether the new The Crow can turn the franchise around remains to be seen. The original spawned a franchise of its own, though sequels The Crow: City of Angels (1996), The Crow: Salvation (2000), and The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) matched neither the critical nor commercial success of the first.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to The Crow? How do you feel about Bill Skarsgård in the lead? Let me know over on Twitter @Chadiscollins.



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