The black bird is ready to take wing.
The long-awaited remake of 1994’s The Crow gained new stature this past weekend with the naming of star Bill Skarsgard and director Rupert Sanders, and now the film’s co-lead is on board, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Grammy Award-nominated British singer and dancer FKA Twigs has signed on to play the fiancée of Eric Draven (Skarsgard), a role that was not key in the original, but has been “re-conceived into a co-lead,” according to sources.
In the James O’Barr comic book that served as the original film’s inspiration, Draven and his fiancée are killed by a gang after their car breaks down. But Draven is resurrected by a crow and exacts his revenge on the murderers.
It’s not yet clear if Draven’s fiancée actually dies in the reimagining, sources said. She perhaps returns in some supernatural form, or may even be a representation of the crow. So, stay tuned.
The Crow reboot–helmed by Sanders from a screenplay by Zach Baylin–is expected to start shooting this June in Prague and Munich.
The original movie–directed by Alex Proyas and written by David J. Schow and John Shirley–was, of course, forever tainted by the tragic on-set death of star Brandon Lee. The most recent attempt to remake the film was made by Corin Hardy in 2017, with Jason Momoa attached to star, but that never really got off the ground due to financial issues.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this reimagining of The Crow.