Makeup! Bill Skarsgard is ready to trade in one iconic horror look for another.
Skarsgard–perhaps best known to genre fans for his memorable turn as Pennywise the Clown in two features based on Stephen King’s classic It novel–has been tapped to play Eric Draven in the on-again, off-again reboot of 1994’s The Crow, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The supernatural thriller–which has suffered through several failed remake attempts–seems to finally be in the hands of director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) and screenwriter Zach Baylin (King Richard). Currently in preproduction, the project is expected to start shooting in June in Prague and Munich.
The original The Crow–which, of course, was marred by the tragic on-set death of star Brandon Lee–was based on the comic book by James O’Barr that told the story of a man and his fiancée who are viciously murdered by a gang. The man–Eric Draven–is resurrected by a crow and exacts his vengeance.
The original film–directed by Alex Proyas from a screenplay by David J. Schow and John Shirley–spawned a sequel and two subsequent movies. The most recent reboot attempt was made by Corin Hardy in 2017, with Jason Momoa attached to star. That remake fell by the wayside when both men left the project following a dispute over financial issues between producers and distributor.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this latest attempt to remake The Crow.