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Lionsgate debuts poster & trailer for The Crow

In 1989 writer and artist James O’Barr unleashed his creation The Crow on comic fans in the underground comic scene through Caliber Press. In 1994 it came to the big screen with the feature film starring the late Brandon Lee and fully captured the essence of O’Barr’s work and has become a fan favorite and holds up to this day. Over the years there have been numerous sequels or reimaging’s through films, comics and even a short-lived TV series starring Mark Dacascos.

Better or worse none of them have or likely will ever live up to the original film, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been trying. For years there have been talks and announcements of a remake of the film including a Rob Zombie sequel rumored to be called The Crow 2037 and a wide range of actors attached to varying projects including Luke Evans, Bradley Cooper and Jason Mamoa. It never appeared to be happening until now.

Now Snow White and The Huntsman and Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders has taken on the near impossible task or bringing this story back to the big screen with Bill Skarsgård taking on the iconic role of Eric Draven and co-starring FKA twigs and Danny Huston.

The Crow follows Soulmates Eric Draven and Shelly Webster who are brutally

murdered when the demons of her dark past catch up with them. Given the chance to save his true love by sacrificing himself, Eric sets out to seek merciless revenge on their killers, traversing the worlds of the living and the dead to put the wrong things right.

While the updated look of Draven has already opened the angry floodgates from fans, only time will tell if the film can bring something to the project that will capture the essence of the source material and please the fans. I would have preferred the original look as well, but also looking at the modern take can also kind of see the direction so willing to keep and open mind in hopes it finds its own voice. Worse case I can still fall back on the original comic and movie anytime I want.  

While we still have to wait until June 7th to see the film in theaters, you can check out the first trailer and poster here now from Lionsgate.

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