After a lengthy time in development hell, The Crow reboot starring Bill Skarsgård (IT), singer/songwriter FKA Twigs (Honeyboy), and Danny Huston (Succession) will finally see a release sometime in 2024. Coming from Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), The Crow reimagines the beloved 1994 cult-classic comic book film that starred Brandon Lee in his final role before his death.

Both movies are based on The Crow, a comic of the same name by James O’Barr, in the original story, a man who is brutally murdered comes back to life and seeks revenge for his and his fiancee’s killers.

Lionsgate Helming The Crow Remake

Thanks to Deadline, we learn that Lionsgate inked an eight-figure deal for the domestic rights to the IP. The reboot comes from scriptwriters Zach Baylin (King Richard) and Will Schneider. The $50M budgeted movie was shot on location in Prague and Munich in 2022.

In a statement Charlotte Koh said, “We appreciate what the Crow character and original movie mean to legions of fans and believe this new film will offer audiences an authentic and visceral reinterpretation of its emotional power and mythology, to work with a creative team led by Rupert’s unparalleled visual style and storytelling and with a producing team who have made some of the most popular and impactful films of the last several decades is a true privilege. The original film left an indelible mark on our culture that lives on. We are thrilled to bring a new adaptation for today’s audiences that respects this legacy. Rupert has masterfully brought new dimensions to create a contemporary universe for this timeless saga of undying love, and we can’t wait to share this vision with film audiences.”

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The original film saw a few sequels through the years and even a TV show adaptation, though no entry in the franchise was able to capture what fans loved about the Brandon Lee-led film. Through the years, many studios have tried to give a fresh perspective on the project with some strong actors involved, from Jason Momoa to Luke Evans as the lead. Still, none ever left pre-production and quickly ended due to creative or financial differences.

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