‘The Crow’ Reboot Winging Its Way To Market At Cannes

by Thomas Tuna

The French film scene is about to eat some crow.

The highly anticipated remake of the 1994 cult classic The Crow will be displayed to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival that kicks off next week and runs to the end of the month, according to a report in Deadline.

CAA Media Finance will represent the reboot in the domestic marketplace, with FilmNation Entertainment representing the movie internationally.

The reboot–slated to start shooting next month in Prague and various locations in Germany–is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) from a screenplay by Zach Baylin (King Richard). The producers include Molly Hassell, Victor Hadida, John Jencks and Edward R. Pressman.

The new film–starring Bill Skarsgard (It and It Chapter Two) and Grammy nominee FKA Twigs–will draw from the original James O’Barr comic book that deals with musician Eric Draven and his fiancée being murdered by a gang after their car breaks down. Draven is then resurrected by a crow and exacts his revenge against the killers.

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

The most recent attempt at a remake was made by Corin Hardy in 2017–with Jason Momoa attached to star–but financial problems doomed that film before it got off the ground.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this reboot of The Crow.


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