The Crow is an infamous movie. The 1994 original is well regarded, atmospheric, and destined to have been Brandon Lee’s breakthrough role until a tragic accident during filming robbed him of the opportunity and his life.
There have been poor quality sequels and several aborted attempts at a reboot, but all failed, including a version with Jason Momoa. This led to several Hollywood insiders to consider the movie cursed. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, filmmaker Rupert Sanders is closer than anyone else to making a real start and has locked down studio space at a brand new studio complex.
The Crow will be the first major international production to shoot at the just-opened Penzing Studios, just outside Munich. This was a disused airfield that has been converted and there are plans for 12 more airplane hangers to be repurposed as soundstages. When this is done the complex will have 270,000 square feet of production space, a runway, a full hospital and a square mile of backlot.
The complex also boasts the Hyperbowl, an advanced version of The Volume soundstage used by Lucasfilm. The Crow will be using this, as well as other studios, and combining this with location shoots in Prague and Munich.
In this remake, The Crow tells the story of an engaged couple (Bill Skarsgard and FKA Twigs) who are assaulted and killed by a gang after the couple’s car breaks down. The man is mystically resurrected via the crow to exact revenge.
Danny Huston co-stars. It is again based on the James O’Barr comic, this time adapted by Zach Baylin (King Richard).