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Crowing pains

September 13 - September 19, 2023
Gulf Weekly Crowing pains

The Crow movie producer Sam Pressman is thrilled about the reboot, sharing that it is ‘going to blow people away’. And who knows…it might spawn a shared universe too.

The first film was released in 1994 and is based on a comic book series by James O’Barr. The original movie starred Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, a murdered musician who is resurrected by a mystical crow and seeks revenge against the gang who killed him and his fiancée.

The movie was a cult classic and although its sequels failed, people wanted more. Hence a reboot has been in various stages of development over the years.

But now fans can rejoice as it is officially slated for 2024…which Pressman was more than happy to discuss with an online news site.

“The Crow has been a very central and integral part of our company and I’m really proud of the progress and the work that has been done,” he said.

“I think the movie is just going to blow people away. Our partners want to approach it in a very 360° way, whether it be video games, an animated series or a universe, but it’s got this cosmic legacy that can expand beyond a singular story.

“We’re finally at a point where we can really explore those other avenues because it’s such a unique property in that it is not a studio film, it’s not a Marvel film – it’s kind of an anti-Marvel film.

“I have the highest hopes for that and I really love what Molly Hassell has done in pushing it up the hill and Rupert Sanders is such a visionary.”

The current film is being directed by Rupert Sanders with a script by Zach Baylin and Will Schneider — based on O’Barr’s comic book.

The reboot also stars Bill Skarsgård as the crow, while FKA Twigs plays the role of his murdered fiancée, Shelly.

Isabella Wei stars as a new character named Zadie, while Danny Huston, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila, and Jordan Bolger have all been cast in undisclosed roles.

The Crow reboot finished filming last year, long before the start of the actors’ strike, and is currently set to be released in 2024.

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