Cameras are now rolling on Rupert Sanders' (Snow White and The Huntsman, Ghost in the Shell) The Crow reboot in the Czech Republic, and we have word on a new addition to the cast.
THR reports that veteran actor Danny Huston has signed on for a key role, though no details on his character were provided. Given the Wonder Woman and X-Men Origins: Wolverine star's track record, we'd say there's a pretty good chance he's playing a villain!
Huston joins It actor Bill Skarsgård as Eric Draven, and Tahliah Debrett Barnett, better known as FKA Twigs, as his fiancée Shelly Webster.
In James O’Barr's acclaimed comic series, Draven and Shelly are brutally murdered by a gang of thugs when their car breaks down. One year later, he is resurrected by a mystical force in the form of a crow, and sets out to exact his vengeance.
Multiple filmmakers have attempted to get a retelling of this gothic tale off the ground over the years, and while some fans were happy to hear that this re-adaptation was given a new lease of life, the news was not be met with a particularly enthusiastic response from everyone. Many feel Alex Proyas’ 1994 take on the material starring the late Brandon Lee did a perfect job of adapting the story and should be left alone.
Zach Baylin wrote the script for the reboot, with Molly Hassell (Braven, Terminal), Victor Hadida (Resident Evil and Silent Hill franchises), John Jencks (Honest Thief, Guns Akimbo), and Edward R. Pressman on board as producers.
No official release date has been set.