Check Out | Bill Skarsgard Returns From The Dead In "The Crow" Trailer
Check Out | Bill Skarsgard Returns From The Dead In "The Crow" Trailer

The long-awaited trailer for the upcoming anti-superhero flick, “The Crow,” starring Bill Skarsgard has finally dropped, giving audiences a glimpse of what’s to come when it hits theaters on June 7.

Based on James O’Barr’s graphic novel, this fresh take on the story stars Bill Skarsgård, known for his chilling portrayal of Pennywise in the “It” films, as Eric Draven, also known as The Crow. The trailer sets the stage for Draven’s transformation into a vigilante with otherworldly powers following the brutal murder of his beloved Shelley, portrayed by the multi-talented FKA Twigs.

Bill Skarsgard
Bill Skarsgard

Throughout the trailer, viewers witness Draven’s resilience as he withstands a barrage of bullets, fueled by a thirst for vengeance. With its graphic violence and explosive moments, this rendition promises to be a visceral experience for audiences.

The official synopsis reads: “Soulmates Eric Draven (Skarsgård) and Shelly Webster (FKA Twigs) 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.”

Bill Skarsgard
Bill Skarsgard

Reviving Vengeance: Bill Skarsgård Resurrects “The Crow”

Accompanying the trailer release, Bill Skarsgård shared his excitement about portraying Eric Draven: “I was a huge fan of the original film growing up as a kid and was so honored to take on the role of Eric Draven. But really what drew me to it was what Rupert Sanders wanted to do with it. He wanted to completely reimagine the story and the character and tailor it towards a modern audience. It’s a character that I know many revere and have a strong connection to – he is unlike any I’ve ever taken on before. Working with the remarkably talented FKA Twigs was magical. I felt a responsibility to Eric’s story and endeavored to stay true to the spirit of the source material; I can’t wait for the world to see the film, and hope it resonates with audiences as strongly as it did with those of us involved.”

Director Rupert Sanders emphasized that this adaptation of “The Crow” returns to O’Barr’s original graphic novel, marking 30 years since Brandon Lee’s iconic portrayal in the cult classic directed by Alex Proyas.

Sanders elaborated: “That film sparked a fire with the youth of that day, a youth who grew up on hard, alternative rock, punk, and metal, that binged on MTV and zines. It held a mirror to that generation in the aesthetic of the film, its smoky, rain-drenched streets, stylized and subverted sets, its leather-clad hero and chain-wielding villains. It expressed its time in a very specific, music-driven vision, that spoke to a young audience who had never been spoken to in that way. It became a cult classic.

Our interpretation of James’ work also reflects this young generation, whose tastes and references have changed so dramatically from the original film. Hopefully, it speaks to them in their language, with their style and music and hopefully will get them to discover Alex Proyas’ film and James O’Barr’s graphic novel, bringing a new audience to the source material.”

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