New trailer and images have been released for the reboot of The Crow

CROW_Day43-9730.ARW - Courtesy Lionsgate
CROW_Day43-9730.ARW - Courtesy Lionsgate /

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that a new remake/reboot/reimagining of The Crow is set to hit theaters on June 7. Lionsgate has now released the first trailer for the film, along with some images (you can see both in this article).

The Crow tells the story of Eric Draven, who is killed along with his fiancée Shelly. A year later, he is resurrected by a crow, which legend says can bring back the spirit of someone who has died under tragic circumstances. When Eric is brought back, he seeks vengeance on the men responsible for his and Shelly’s deaths.

The original version of The Crow starred Brandon Lee in the title role of Eric Draven, and before filming was complete, he was killed on set when a prop gun fired by Michael Massee (who played FunBoy) malfunctioned. A fragment of bullet left in the gun tragically hit Lee, who died during surgery.

The Crow poster /

Despite the death of Brandon Lee, three sequels were released, with each featuring a different actor in the role of The Crow. In 1996’s The Crow: City of Angels, Vincent Perez was featured, Eric Mabius took on the role in 2000’s The Crow: Salvation, and 2005’s The Crow: Wicked Prayer starred Edward Furlong.

For the new reboot, several different actors were announced to star over time, including Bradley Cooper and Jason Momoa. Eventually, Bill Skarsgard (IT, Barbarian) was announced, and that is who we will see play Eric Draven in June.

Bill Skarsgård in THE CROW. Photo Credit: Larry Horricks for Lionsgate /

FKA twigs was chosen for the role of Shelly, Draven’s fiancée. Twigs is a British dancer, singer and songwriter who has dabbled in film. Of playing the role of Shelley opposite Skarsgard, she says, “Eric and Shelley’s unbreakable unity is so profound and beautiful, something I hope we all feel at least once as part of the human experience.”

Bill Skarsgård and FKA twigs in THE CROW. Photo Credit: Larry Horricks for Lionsgate /

The Crow is directed by Rupert Sanders (Ghost in the Shell, Snow White and the Hunstman), and the screenplay was written by Zach Baylin (Gran Turismo), and William Schneider (Return to Silent Hill).

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