‘The Crow’ and ‘American Psycho’ Producer Edward R. Pressman Has Passed Away

The prolific producer of more than 90 movies across seven decades, it’s being reported today that Edward R. Pressman passed away on Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 79.

Edward Pressman’s notable genre credits include American Psycho and The Crow, as well as genre-spanning films including Conan the Barbarian, Judge Dredd, Bad Lieutenant, Phantom of the Paradise, Sisters, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and the slasher Christmas Evil.

Pressman also produced films including Crimewave, Masters of the Universe, Wall Street, Blue Steel, Street Fighter, Wendigo, Party Monster, Thank You for Smoking, and She Will (2022).

Variety notes, “Pressman was born in New York to Jack and Lynn Pressman, the founders of Pressman Toy. After studying philosophy at Stanford, he went to grad school at the London School of Economics, where he met director Paul Williams. The filmmakers came to Hollywood, where they secured a two-picture deal from United Artists.”

The site’s obituary continues, “The fiercely independent producer had an impressive track record for discovering new talent, having worked with an array of notable filmmakers including Oliver Stone, Werner Herzog, Kathryn Bigelow, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alex Cox, Brian de Palma, Abel Ferrara, Terrence Malick, John Milius and Mary Harron.”

Edward R. Pressman had been working on a reboot of The Crow, starring Bill Skarsgård. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Annie McEnroe Pressman, and son Sam Pressman.

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