The long-awaited return of the undead avenger The Crow will be arriving in the US with the Lionsgate’s backing.
The reboot of 1994’s gothic-tinged supernatural revenge movie, The Crow (pictured above) has been about to happen for forever (or at least 15 years), something you can read about here. There’s been so many false dawns and could-have-beens that nobody was taking the latest attempt to get the project off the ground for granted, even when the film went into production in Prague just under a year ago.
The Crow has been directed by Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders and is set to feature Bill Skarsgard, FKA Twigs, and Danny Huston. With the film now in the can, the rights to it have been picked up (in the US at least) for an eight figure sum by Lionsgate, who know a thing or two about how to successfully market this kind of $50m mid-budget action movie.
Apparently, the original graphic novel has once again provided the source material for the tale of ‘a man brutally murdered who comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancee’s deaths.’ The film is expected to release sometime in 2024 with Lionsgate’s executive VP of Acquisitions and co-Productions, Charlotte Koh, stating:
“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.”
No news yet on which company will be picking up the international rights to the film but The Crow just flew a little closer to its big screen return.
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