It seems as though neither Alexander Skarsgard nor Tom Hiddleston will be taking the role of Eric Draven in Relativity Media’s upcoming remake of “The Crow.” Instead, Welsh actor Luke Evans is reportedly in talks for the part.
Deadline reports that Evans was the original actor eyed for the role of Draven back when “The Crow” was first announced, but his schedule was too busy at the time for him to commit. Now that Relativity has a chance of casting Evans once again, the company has decided to push the production start date of “The Crow” back to early 2014 in order to secure him as a star.
It sounds like this is close to a done deal, but considering “The Crow” remake has been stop-and-go for years we aren’t getting our hopes up. At one point Bradley Cooper was supposed to star in the movie and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was set to direct it, but that eventually fell through. At this point we’ll remain skeptical until the day the new “The Crow” lands in theaters.
“Before the Fall” director F. Javier Gutierrez is slated to helm “The Crow.” The latest writer on the project is “Warrior’s” Cliff Dorfman. “The Crow” is based on James O’Barr’s comic book series of the same name, which was already adapted into a series of films. According to Relativity Media, the upcoming reboot looks to offer yet another gritty take on the story of Eric Draven, a man who returns from the grave to avenge the murder of his wife.