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Bill Skarsgard, FKA twigs to star in 'Crow' remake

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Bill Skarsgard has signed on to play the titular anti-hero in a remake of "The Crow." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/be961b036fafb5c111fea1856cdd40a5/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Bill Skarsgard has signed on to play the titular anti-hero in a remake of "The Crow." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

April 2 (UPI) -- Bill Skarsgard and FKA twigs have signed on to star in a remake of the gothic, supernatural crime drama The Crow.

Production on the movie is scheduled to start in June in Prague and Munich.

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"The Crow is beautiful, dark, poetic and sometimes disturbing," director Rupert Sanders said in a statement Friday. "It is a story of love, loss, grief and revenge. It is a great honor to revisit James O'Barr's iconic comic and reimagine The Crow as a foreboding voice of today."

King Richard scribe Zach Baylin penned the screenplay for the project.

Director Alex Proyas' 1994 big-screen adaptation starred Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, a murdered man who became the titular anti-hero.

Lee died on the film's set at the age of 28 when he was shot with a prop gun that was loaded with improperly made dummy rounds.

The Crow was followed by 1996's The Crow: City of Angels, starring Vincent Perez, then 2000's The Crow: Salvation with Eric Mabius and 2005's The Crow: Wicked Prayer with Edward Furlong. A late-1990s The Crow TV series starred Mark Dacascos.

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Skarsgard, who is best known for his roles in the IT and Castle Rock franchises, will play Eric in the new version. It is not clear who singer-songwriter twigs will play.

Sanders helmed Snow White and the Huntsman.

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