Recently, after years of being stuck in development hell, we learned that The Crow reboot is finally moving forward with It star Bill Skarsgard cast to play Erik Draven and, unlike the previous iterations, it looks like this project will actually happen as they are planning to roll the cameras very soon. Now, there is a new casting report which further shows that they are currently deep into pre-production.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, musician FKA Twigs is joining The Crow reboot. She will play the girlfriend/fiancee. While the role wasn't significant in the original 1994 film, the part will be reimagined and re-conceived into a co-lead. It is unknown yet if the character will not die, return in a supernatural form, or appear as a representation of the crow.
Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders is helming the film. King Richard writer Zach Baylin wrote the screenplay. Victor Hadida, Molly Hassell, John Jencks, and Edward R. Pressman are producing. Production is set to begin this June in Prague and Munich on a $50 million budget.
In case you're not familiar with The Crow, it originated as a supernatural superhero comic book series created by James O'Barr and first published in 1989. It centers on Eric Draven, a man who is on a revenge mission after he and his fiancee were assaulted and the latter killed by a gang. He was resurrected by a crow and decided to exact revenge on those behind his fiancee's death.
The comic series was first adapted to the big screen in 1994 which is directed by Alex Proyas and starred Brandon Lee, who died during production after he was fatally wounded on set by a prop gun. The film was a success and gained a strong cult following. There were subsequent sequels that followed, but none of them attained the same success as the first one.
FKA Twigs is an interesting choice to be the co-lead of the film since she is not necessarily an experienced actress and is mostly known as a musician. However, she has one previous significant acting credit which is in the acclaimed 2019 film Honey Boy where she played a character named Shy Girl. It is interesting to see what kind of take they'll do for the girlfriend/fiancee character, especially now that it looks like they will make some changes besides having her appear to die at the beginning.
There is no release date set yet for The Crow reboot.