Former ‘The Crow’ Reboot Screenwriter Trashes Film: “It’s Horrible, It’s Unwatchable, Don’t Waste Your Money”

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A bloodied Eric Draven (Bill Skarsgard) stays open in The Crow (2024), Lionsgate

The Crow, a remake of the 1994 film that cemented the legacy of Brandon Lee (albeit tragically), isn’t inspiring much good faith since its trailer and first images dropped months ago.

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Danny Huston plays the bad guy again in The Crow (2024), Lionsgate

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If anyone is leery about the final product but still curious enough to see it, their worries can’t be quelled by the latest remarks from a screenwriter once attached to the project.

Entourage writer Cliff Dorfman penned two abandoned drafts for the reboot in 2012 and 2014 before Rupert Sanders and Bill Skarsgard were attached. Production stalled multiple times during the decade and Dorfman could not keep a credit on the project.

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However, he hints that he is keeping an eye on it as he claims to have seen the final product at a screening conducted by the studio producing the film, Lionsgate. As such, Dorfman went off in an X post with his reaction and didn’t hold back. 

Warning people not to see the new Crow, he wrote, “If hypothetically, one happened to see a screening of @TheCrow_Movie which @Lionsgate is releasing in August, one might say, it’s horrible, it’s unwatchable, don’t waste your money, or can’t believe it’s so much worse than the original. It is. And don’t.”  

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Cliff Dorfman (@cliffdorfman) on X

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Lionsgate didn’t do themselves any favors when they unveiled Skarsgard as Eric Draven – along with each one of his questionable tattoos. The late August release, moreover, barely shows they have confidence in their bird’s will to fly.

Regardless, they have their sights set on creating another franchise that can print money the way John Wick did. Their star Skarsgard indicated as much when he lightly spoiled the ending in an Esquire piece.

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Eric Draven (Bill Skarsgard) serves time and finds love in The Crow (2024), Lionsgate

Teasing an open finale that leaves room for a sequel, the actor said, “I personally preferred something more definitive.” If nobody shows up to see The Crow that won’t matter, and given how lukewarm the summer has been so far, things don’t look good.

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