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Bill Skarsgard to Star as Eric in the Remake of ‘The Crow’

If there is one thing we know for certain about movies and series is that there will always be reboots happening. According to the latest news, Bill Skarsgård, who is a professional clown, will reprise the role of Eric Draven in the upcoming remake of The Crow.

Who Is Bill Skarsgård

Bill Skarsgård is a Swedish actor who was born in 1990. He has always been into acting, perhaps as he inherited it from his father, who was also an actor. In 2018, Skarsgård welcomed a baby girl named Oona with Swedish actress Alida Morberg.

Bill is most popularly known for playing Pennywise, the dancing clown, in the movie It. He also voiced the Deviant Kro in Eternals. Skarsgård also appeared in Simple Simon (2010), The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), Atomic Blonde (2017), Villains (2019), and also in the drama called Nine Days (2019). Other series that he starred in include Hemlock Grove (2013-2015) and also the anthology horror series called The Castle Rock (2018-2019).

More About The Crow

The cult classic movie has been in talks for a remake for a long time. Famous names like Bradley Cooper, Luke Evans, Tom Hiddleston, and many more were said to star in the remakes at some point, however, they never materialized into a movie.

The news of Bill Skarsgård starring in the remake might be more than just a rumor. Reportedly, FKA Twigs will star alongside Bill while writer Zach Baylin is writing the script based on the original comic.

Rupert Sanders, who directed movies like Ghost In The Shell and Snow White and the Huntsman, has been brought on board to direct the movie. Talking about the movie, he said “Crow is beautiful, dark, poetic and sometimes disturbing,”.

“It is a story of love, loss, grief and revenge. It is a great honor to revisit James O’Barr’s iconic comic and reimagine The Crow as a foreboding voice of today.”

The Crow is a story of a supernatural superhero. The guy, Eric and his fiancé were brutally murdered. However, Eric gets resurrected one year after death by a mystical crow. He uses this new chance at life to take revenge on his murderers and criminals.

Brandon Lee’s Death On The Crow

The famous comic was made into a film for the first time in 1994. It was directed by Alex Proyas and starred Brandon Lee as the main character, Eric. Lee was fatally wounded while filming the movie. Although he completed most of the scenes, Lee passed away before the movie was completed.

Miramax took over after Paramount Pictures opted out of the movie following the actor’s death. The movie went on to become critically acclaimed as the cinematography, tone, and Lee’s performance were praised.

Ever since then, there have been several attempts to remake the movie. But each time, the project fell through. This led to a lot of people speculating that the movie is cursed. However, fans of the film are hopeful that all goes well this time and they are able to relive the magic on the big screen.

 

Khadija
A spirited writer who looks at the world with an inquisitive mind. Passionate about many things, she is an active campaigner for equality and mental well-being. She wants to change the world, one blog at a time.
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