One of the most controversial film productions ever made will be getting the reboot treatment with the 'IT' star attached in the lead role.

'The Crow' reboot has found its Eric Draven. 31-year-old Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård, known for playing the sadistic Pennywise in the recent 'IT' remake, will take on the role of the revived/immortal man hellbent on seeking revenge for his fiancée's brutal killing.

The original 1994 film, now considered a cult classic, has gone down in history as a production plagued with devastating happenings. The most obvious one is that the original actor who played Eric Draven, Brandon Lee, died while filming the supernatural action/horror.

28-year-old Lee, the son of infamous martial artist Bruce Lee, died during production in 1993 while filming a stunt. Believed to have been overworked during the production, Lee was acting out an integral action scene when he was shot by a live revolver round by his co-star Michael Massee (who played Funboy). Numerous crew members were allegedly injured during the film's production due to negligence from health and safety rather than the film carrying "the curse of 'The Crow'".

With all of that in mind, 'The Crow' reboot is expected to follow all health and safety guidelines to a T, as all films should. Rumoured to be joining Skarsgård in a leading role is singer/songwriter FKA Twigs, who is set to play the leading lady, Sarah Mohr.

Expected to be a more modern adaptation of James O'Barr's 1989 comic book, director Rupert Sanders told Deadline his take will be "a foreboding voice of today": "'The Crow' is beautiful, dark, poetic and sometimes disturbing. It is a story of love, loss, grief and revenge."

Sanders previously directed 'Ghost In The Shell' and 'Snow White And The Huntsman', and has Oscar-nominated 'King Richard' writer Zach Baylin on board. The film is expected to begin rolling in June on location in Prague and Munich.

Following three sequel films of 'The Crow', as well as a failed reboot attempt with Jason Mamoa from 2017, it seems like this fresh adaption is ready to take flight.