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THE CROW Set To Fly Again With Bill Skarsgård & Director Rupert Sanders

THR is reporting that the long gestating THE CROW will finally enter production in June with director Rupert Sanders behind the camera.

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The Crow is set to fly once again with the news that a new director is taking on the project. Overnight THR has broken the news that Snow White and The Huntsman and Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders has signed on to helm the project.

It appears the deal for Sanders to step behind the camera was finalised some time ago. The trade reports that pre-production on the film is well underway with cameras set to being rolling in June. The latest attempt to bring The Crow to the big screen has set filming for Prague and Munich with a healthy $50M budget.

Zach Baylin, fresh from an Oscar nomination for penning King Richard, wrote the script. Longtime Crow steward Edward R. Pressman and Malcolm Gray, a co-producer on the 2019 Chadwick Boseman thriller 21 Bridges, are producing.

As per THR, the studio has tapped the latest incarnation of Stephen King’s Pennywise the Clown, Bill Skarsgård, will be taking on the lead role of Eric Draven. In the 1994 movie and its original comic, Draven returns from the dead to take revenge for his own murder and that of his fiancé.

The 1994 movie infamously became a cult classic as the on-set death of lead actor Brandon Lee. That film was followed by a number of direct-to-video sequels: The Crow: City of Angels (1996), The Crow: Salvation (2000) and The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005).

Director Stephen Norrington (Blade) was once involved with a reboot of The Crow, whilst F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) cast actor Luke Evans before failing to get cameras rolling on another reboot. Corin Hardy (The Nun) took on the franchise in 2017 with Aquaman star Jason Momoa in the lead role. Both left in 2018 after a clash with the studio over financial issues.

No release date has been set for this latest attempt to get the film in to production.


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