More News on the Crow Remake

Posted: May 14, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Luke Evans, the Welsh actor who beat out big names like Bradley Cooper and The Avengers’ Tom Hiddleton to the lead in The Crow, has been revealing his hopes for the remake of the 90’s supernatural thriller.

Evans was confirmed to play the lead in the anticipated project earlier this month, despite speculation that Hiddleston was in talks for the role of Eric Draven, a role previously played by Brandon Lee.

The film sees rock star Draven brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers. Spanish director F Javier Gutierrez is set to begin filming the movie early next year.

The original 1994 film was based on an acclaimed 1989 comic book of the same name and gained notoriety when Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, was tragically killed during an accidental shooting on the film’s set. The movie went on to become a huge hit at the worldwide box office and spawned three sequels, the most recent being released in 2005.

Asked about The Crow by, Evans revealed he was a big fan of the original: “[It] was a very poignant film from my childhood, which I remember vividly. The soundtrack, also. It was such a solid performance that Brandon Lee gave. It was a very tragic end for somebody that probably would have had a very promising career…”

Discussing his role in the remake, Evans added: “I’m Eric Draven. I’m the same character. Obviously, he’s been refreshed and brought up to date. We’re reimagining it to a certain extent, but the story and the plot is mostly the same.”

It’s not the first time a remake has been discussed with Bradley Cooper linked to the role in April 2011. However, the project was stalled by a legal dispute and the Silver Linings Playbook star later dropped out.



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