The Crow (2024): What Brings This New Sequel to Entertain?

“The Crow” emerges as an eagerly awaited American superhero film slated to grace theaters on Friday, June 7, 2024. Serving as a reboot of the revered 1994 film, it marks the fifth installment in The Crow film series.

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Plot

The narrative centers around the tragic demise of soulmates Eric Draven and Shelly Webster, who fall victim to a brutal murder. Presented with a chance to rescue his beloved by making a sacrificial pact, Eric sets out to seek revenge, traversing the worlds of the living and the dead to put the wrong things right.

The Crow Cast

The film stars Bill Skarsgård as Eric Draven / The Crow. Other notable cast members include FKA Twigs as Shelly Webster, Danny Huston, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila, and Jordan Bolger. The roles of the latter three actors remain undisclosed.

Production

Rupert Sanders assumes the directorial position, while Zach Baylin and Will Schneider penned the screenplay. The film is based on the 1989 limited comic book series of the same name by James O’Barr.

The production of the film has been a complicated process with various directors, screenwriters, and cast members attached at various points. Filming commenced in July 2022 across Prague and Penzing near Munich, culminating on September 16, 2022.

Anticipated Release

Lionsgate is slated to unleash the film upon audiences in the United States on June 7, 2024. With an estimated budget hovering around $50 million, “The Crow” promises a cinematic spectacle for enthusiasts worldwide.

Trivia

In a candid moment, Luke Evans, amidst his commitments to “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014), engaged in a live Facebook Q&A session. Responding to inquiries regarding his potential involvement in “The Crow” reboot, Evans expressed hesitancy, feeling unworthy of stepping into the iconic shoes of the late Brandon Lee.

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