Ashland Hill Media Finance On Board With ‘The Crow’ Reboot

by Thomas Tuna

It’s called feathering the nest.

The remake of the 1994 cult favorite The Crow is currently in post-production, and the film will now have more cash to play with, according to a report on Deadline.

Financier Ashland Hill Media Finance–working with film producers Joe Simpson, Simon Williams and Jonathan Bross–this week came on board to co-finance the reboot. No financial details were revealed.

The Crow–directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) from a screenplay by Zach Baylin (King Richard)–stars Bill Skarsgard (the It franchise) in the title role, along with Grammy nominee SKA Twigs and Danny Huston (Wonder Woman). No release window has yet been announced.

The remake is expected to adapt the 1980s James O’Barr comic books that told “the dark tale of a man and his fiancee who are killed by a gang after their car breaks down,” according to the synopsis. The man is then “resurrected by a crow and exacts vengeance on the gang members.”

The original The Crow–directed by Alex Proyas from a screenplay by David J. Schow and John Shirley–was scarred–as horror fans know–by the tragic on-set death of star Brandon Lee. Despite that, the film was well received by moviegoers and critics, raking in $94 million on a $23-million budget.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this reboot of The Crow.


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