‘The Crow’ Trailer: Bill Skarsgard Transforms Into Eric Draven

Eric Draven returns to the big screen!

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Lionsgate has officially unveiled the first official trailer for the highly anticipated remake of The Crow, starring Bill Skarsgård and FKA Twigs. Accompanying the trailer, the studio also released a poster for the movie, featuring Skarsgård in the iconic role of Eric Draven.

Despite comparisons to Jared Leto’s Joker, The Crow fans are looking forward to Bill Skarsgård’s portrayal of Eric Draven, as evidenced by social media reactions. His acclaimed performance as Pennywise in the It movies has heightened expectations for his take on the tragic comic book character created by James O’Barr.

The Crow remake’s long road to the big screen

The development of The Crow remake began in December 2008 with Stephen Norrington’s announcement of a reinvention plan. The project saw a series of changes with directors like Norrington, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, F. Javier Gutiérrez, and Corin Hardy, and actors such as Bradley Cooper, Luke Evans, Jack Huston, and Jason Momoa being attached at different times. Bill Skarsgård was finally cast as Eric Draven in April 2022, with Rupert Sanders as director, marking the end of a tumultuous pre-production phase.

The current version of The Crow was written by Zach Baylin and Will Schneider. The cast includes Isabella Wei as Zadie, with Danny Huston, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila, and Jordan Bolger on board in undisclosed roles.

The tragic legacy of The Crow

Created by James O’Barr, The Crow delves into the dark, emotional journey of Eric Draven, a musician resurrected by a mystical crow after he and his fiancée are murdered. The story intertwines themes of love, revenge, and the quest for justice, set against a gritty, urban backdrop.

The Crow is perhaps best known for the tragic accident that resulted in the death of Brandon Lee during filming. A prop gun misfire led to Lee being fatally wounded on set, a devastating event that overshadowed the film’s release. This incident profoundly affected cast, crew, and fans, and led to significant changes in on-set safety protocols.

The Crow is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 7, 2024. Stay tuned for more updates!

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.