First Trailer for “The Crow” Remake Unveiled — Does It Live Up to The Original?

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

Lionsgate has dropped the much-anticipated first trailer for the upcoming remake of “The Crow,” starring Bill Skarsgård and FKA Twigs. The trailer offers a glimpse into the gritty reboot of the cult classic, echoing the dark and brooding atmosphere of the original film.

The Crow is set to be released in the United States by Lionsgate on June 7, 2024.

Directed by Rupert Sanders and penned by Zach Baylin and William Schneider, the remake follows the story of Eric Draven, played by Skarsgård, who returns from the dead to avenge the murder of himself and his fiancée, Shelly, portrayed by FKA Twigs. Trapped between the realms of the living and the dead, Eric embarks on a relentless quest for justice against those responsible for their deaths.

The trailer showcases Skarsgård’s transformation into the enigmatic anti-hero, armed with supernatural powers and a thirst for retribution. Scenes of intense action promise a gripping cinematic experience for both fans of the original and newcomers to the franchise.

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The remake pays homage to the legacy of the late Brandon Lee, who tragically died during the production of the original film. Sanders, in an interview with Vanity Fair, acknowledged Lee’s impact on the franchise, stating that “his soul is very much alive in this film.”

Joining Skarsgård and Twigs are a talented ensemble cast including Danny Huston, Isabella Wei, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila, and Jordan Bolger. “The Crow” remake is set to hit theaters on June 7, marking a new chapter in the iconic saga. Watch the trailer below.

“The Crow” is a cult classic film released in 1994, directed by Alex Proyas and based on James O’Barr’s graphic novel of the same name. The film starred Brandon Lee as the protagonist, Eric Draven, who rises from the dead to avenge his own murder and the rape and murder of his fiancée. Tragically, Lee was killed during the filming of the movie in an accident involving a prop gun. Despite this setback, the film was completed and released in May 1994.

“The Crow” gained modest success at the box office, grossing around $50 million worldwide against a budget of approximately $23 million. The film’s dark and gritty tone, along with Lee’s iconic performance, garnered a dedicated fanbase and contributed to its cult status. The movie’s legacy was further solidified by its haunting soundtrack and unique visual style.

“The Crow” spawned three sequels, released in 1996, 2000, and 2005, respectively. While none of the sequels achieved the same level of critical acclaim as the original, they contributed to the expansion of the franchise’s mythology.

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