FKA Twigs and Bill Skarsgård Unveiled in First Look of ‘The Crow’ Remake

FKA Twigs and Bill Skarsgård Unveiled in First Look of 'The Crow' Remake

Vanity Fair has recently unveiled a first look into ‘The Crow’ remake featuring Bill Skarsgård and FKA Twigs in the lead roles. The released images showcase a modernized appearance for Eric Draven, the film’s protagonist. The director, Rupert Sanders, shared insights into the supernatural look, describing it as a blend of his ’90s squat-raving days in London with contemporary influences from artists like Post Malone and Lil Peep.

The revamped version of the 1994 Brandon Lee film and James O’Barr’s source material revolves around goth rocker Eric Draven (Skarsgård) and his lover, Shelly (FKA Twigs), who are brutally murdered by the demons of Shelly’s past (Danny Huston). Trapped between the realms of the living and the dead, Eric embarks on a quest for vengeance, navigating the thin line between the natural and supernatural worlds.

The star-studded cast includes Jordan Bolger, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila, and Danny Huston.

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Director Rupert Sanders expressed his attraction to the project, emphasizing the opportunity to create a dark romance that explores themes of loss, grief, and the ethereal boundary between life and death. The original film, released almost three decades ago, gained modest box-office success but is most remembered for being Brandon Lee’s final film due to a tragic on-set accident.

Sanders acknowledges the weight of that legacy and considers the remake a tribute to Brandon Lee. He stated, “Brandon was an original voice, and I think he will always be synonymous with The Crow, and I hope he’s proud of what we’ve done and how we’ve brought the story back again. His soul is very much alive in this film.”

The remake of “The Crow” is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2024, as Lionsgate reshuffles its release schedule. Sanders aims to capture the fragility and beauty of Lee’s version of The Crow through Skarsgård, whom he sees as a successor to the iconic role.

In a surprising move, Lionsgate has adjusted its release calendar, with “The Crow” taking over the summer slot initially designated for the John Wick spinoff “Ballerina.” The latter is now slated for June 6, 2025. This change aligns with Lionsgate’s strategic decision to fine-tune “Ballerina,” leveraging the expertise of Chad Stahelski, the mastermind behind the John Wick franchise.

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