Long-Awaited Remake Of THE CROW Will Hit Theaters This June

Bill Skarsgård stars in a new take on James O'Barr's classic from director Rupert Sanders.

By Scott Wampler · @ScottWamplerRIP · February 22, 2024, 9:31 AM EST
THE CROW (1994)

Well, it's finally happening. After many years' worth of false starts and failed attempts, Hollywood has finally completed a remake/reboot of The Crow, and it's even got a release date: June 7th, 2024. This date is one month beyond the 30th anniversary of Alex Proyas' original adaptation hitting theaters.

As was the case in that film, the new version of The Crow will be based on the iconic James O'Barr comic series of the same name. This time around, It and Barbarian star Bill Skarsgård will be playing the role of Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to take revenge on the evil bastards who murdered him and his girlfriend. Rupert Sanders, who previously helmed Ghost in the Shell and Snow White and the Huntsman, directs.

The Alex Proyas version of The Crow is one of the most beloved films of the '90s. Featuring a star-making turn from Brandon Lee, who tragically died during production, the film spawned a series of sequels, an excellent soundtrack, and a bazillion easy-to-assemble goth Halloween costumes. It's a stone-cold classic, and any new version of The Crow has some big shoes to fill if it hopes to become the same.

Will Sanders, Skarsgård and company be able to pull that off? We'll have to wait and see, but we're keeping our fingers crossed. Stay tuned for further updates on The Crow as they become available.