‘The Crow’ Remake Set for June Release as John Wick Spinoff ‘Ballerina’ Spins into 2025

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Lionsgate has announced a significant shift in its release schedule, with Rupert Sanders’ remake of “The Crow” set to take over the summer slot originally reserved for the John Wick spinoff “Ballerina.” The remake, starring Bill Skarsgård and FKA twigs will hit theaters on June 7, 2024, while “Ballerina” is now slated for June 6, 2025.

In Sanders’ modern reimagining, Skarsgård portrays Eric Draven, seeking revenge after he and his soulmate, Shelly Webster (FKA twigs), are brutally murdered. The film, based on James O’Barr’s original graphic novel, aims to capture the essence of the 1994 cult classic, forever marked by the tragic incident on set involving Brandon Lee.

Jordan Bolger, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajilam, and Danny Huston round out the cast.

The reshuffling of release dates comes as Chad Stahelski, the mastermind behind the John Wick franchise, collaborates with “Ballerina” director Len Wiseman to enhance the film’s action sequences. With strong advance tracking numbers for “Ballerina,” Lionsgate is taking the time to ensure it meets expectations.

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“Ballerina” follows the story of a skilled assassin trained in the Ruska Roma traditions, starring Ana de Armas, Anjelica Huston, Gabriel Byrne, Lance Reddick, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Norman Reedus, alongside Ian McShane and Keanu Reeves.

In addition to these changes, Lionsgate has added an untitled Guy Ritchie film to its lineup, scheduled for January 17, 2025. This project reunites Ritchie with Henry Cavill and Eiza González, following their collaboration in the upcoming Lionsgate film “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,” set for release on April 19, 2024.

“The Crow” remake, with a budget of $50 million, was filmed in Prague and Munich, overseen by producers Victor Hadida, Molly Hassell, John Jencks, Samuel Hadida, and Edward R. Pressman. The project involves production companies Davis Films, Hassell Free Productions, Electric Shadow Company, and Pressman Film, with notable executive producers including Dan Farah.

As Lionsgate secures domestic rights for “The Crow” remake, fans and followers of Hollywood updates can anticipate more details on this ambitious project in the near future.

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