Not, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke, but it looks like The Crow reimagining has once again entered some form of development. This time around, It‘s former Pennywise, Bill Skarsgård, will take on the role with Rupert Sanders set to direct the project. It’ll once again explore the revenge mission of Eric Draven with King Richard‘s Zach Baylin writing the script of the modern take of the classic. The 1994 version is infamous for the accidental on-set death of Brandon Lee. The Nun‘s Corin Hardy has been trying to get a new version off back in 2018 with Jason Momoa originally attached.
Some have said that any attempt to revive the franchise has been cursed for quite some time. The Momoa revival has been in development hell long before he was attached to the project in some kind of form. Of course, there’s some hesitancy to tackle a project like this given Brandon Lee‘s death after the gun prop used wasn’t cleared ahead of time. It’s been a tragedy that set new security regulations for the entire industry.
It’s uncertain if the story wills tick to the story of the original adaptation, or give it a unique twist. They might certainly try to modernize the storyline, or they could stick to the original’s more Victorian-inspired design. There a re a few angles they could take while still paying tribute to the original film and its legacy. As it’s still in early development, we’ll see where they take the story once production picks up.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter