Lionsgate continues with the marketing campaign for the long-awaited reboot of The Crowby the director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Hunstman, Ghost in the Shell), announcing through a very small teaser that tomorrow, Thursday, March 14, the first official trailer for the feature film will be released.

The new one The Ravenis a modern reimagining of James O'Barr's graphic novel, starring Bill Skarsgård (saga IT, Barbarian) as Eric Draven, the singer and songwriter, FKA Twigs (Honeyboy) as Shelly Webster, Draven's fiancée, and Danny Huston (Succession) in an antagonistic role.

You can find the promo that shows a bloodied Skarsgård at the end of this note.

Meanwhile, we tell you that the plot focuses on Eric Draven (Skarsgård), who the night before his wedding, is murdered along with his fiancée (Twigs) by members of a violent gang. On the anniversary of his death, Eric is resurrected and sets out to find his killers and avenge the murder of his fiancée, with the help of a mystical bird.

The rest of the cast is made up Laura Birn (Foundation), Sami Bouajila (A Son), y Jordan Bolger (The Woman King).

James O'Barr's material was previously adapted to the big screen, in the 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, in which it would mark his last role, after he died after being accidentally shot while filming a scene for the film.

  • The Crow (1994) by Alex Proyas, is considered a cult classic, often remembered for its dark and brooding aesthetic, and alternative rock soundtrack. The film had three sequels and a television series.

In recent days the first official images were released, the look at Skarsgard being one that caused a lot of controversy, due to the notable differences with the character in the source material. Regarding the actor's physical appearance for the role, Sanders previously told Vanity Fair:

“I think the beauty of Bill is that he has a haunting beauty and as he transforms through his loss, it becomes something that not even he can control. It's that famous phrase: 'Whoever fights monsters must be careful not to become one.' I hope that people who are 19 years old today look at him and say: 'That guy is us.' [Ese] It's the moment when we realize that bad things are coming.”

Sanders considers the reboot a tribute of sorts to Lee's memory:

“Obviously, it was a terrible tragedy, and it's definitely something we've always had in mind during the making of the film. 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 back history. His soul is very alive in this film. There's a real fragility and beauty to his version of the Raven, and I think Bill feels like a successor to that.”.

And adds:

“What attracted me to this was the opportunity to do a dark romance, something that was about loss and grief and the ethereal veil between life and death and overcome that. Look, I grew up listening to Joy Division and the Cure, and “This movie is a bit like a Cure song: the beauty of melancholy.”

Stay tuned to our sites tomorrow as we will be posting the trailer as soon as it is available.

Lionsgate will release the reboot of The Crow in theaters on June 7, 2024.


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