Is Luke Evans Set to Play The Crow?

The_Crow_010Has Eric Draven now been finally cast?  Read on to find out the latest.

On 26th April I reported that Tom Hiddleston was in talks to play Eric Craven in the new version of  The Crow. See my previous post here. However it seems Hollywood is as fickle as ever as the adaptation of James O’Barr’s comics has had an interesting time finding its leading man. Relativity Media have now decided to use Luke Evans and not Tom Hiddleston as we previously reported.

As reported by Deadline

“The Crow will fly with Welsh actor Luke Evans playing the title role in the F. Javier Gutierrez-directed franchise reboot for Relativity Media. Evans was the original choice, but he has been incredibly busy. He was just cast as the lead in Dracula Year Zero, he is the villain in Fast & Furious 6 and is Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Evans seemed to be unavailable because of production on Dracula and promotion on The Hobbit. The distributor looked at Tom Hiddleston”

And then went onto say;

“Ultimately, they have decided to push the start date to early next year to accommodate his schedule in order to secure Evans”

Evans is due to star in Universal’s reboot of Dracula.

Lets hope they have finally made by their mind this time!

Reporter: darkphoenix1701

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One comment

  1. Why, why, why? Blade Runner, Highlander & The Crow… three films that should be spared Hollywood’s need to respin everythig in sight for a fast buck. The Crow was flawed, but it was a masterpiece of it’s time. Some years had passed, but O’Barr was still raw after his girlfriend’s death (and he got the cameo), the soundtrack (especially The Cure) was of it’s time, and of course the film nearly never saw light of day after Brandon died. If they were going to do anything, I would have hoped for an original edit, incorporating the skeleton cowboy footage they shot but never used, and use modern day technology to re-insert Lee back into footage better than they did in the ’90s. But after, what 3, God-awful sequels, do we really need a remake? (rant over – switch to pleasant mode)

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