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Luke Evans Might Not Play ‘The Crow’ After All

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by Matt Singer December 4, 2014 @ 1:20 PM
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Given the franchise’s tragic history (including original star Brandon Lee’s on-set death during the film of the original film), you have to wonder if ‘The Crow’ is cursed. Just hours after the reboot of the franchise lost yet another director (J. Javier Gutierrez, following in the footsteps of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo) and gained another (Corin Hardy) comes word that the new star of the franchise, Luke Evans might be taking his leave of the supernatural, super goth-y superhero franchise as well.

‘The Crow’ Reboot Gets a New Director Recommended by Edgar Wright

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by Britt Hayes December 3, 2014 @ 6:46 PM
Dimension
The reboot of ‘The Crow’ has been in development for years, with two different directors attached, and several actors—including Bradley Cooper and Tom Hiddleston—connected to the project at various times. And now the film has once again lost a director, as J. Javier Gutierrez has left the long-gestating project, and gained a new one in Corin Hardy. But don’t worry: Hardy comes with a pretty impressive reference from fellow director Edgar Wright, which means that this remake might actually be in solid hands … for the time being.

Luke Evans On Dracula, 'The Hobbit' and Coping With Newfound Fame

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by Mike Ryan October 8, 2014 @ 11:38 AM
Universal
Luke Evans looks good in a cape. And I get the impression that Luke Evans knows that he looks good in a cape, though, the trick is, as he says, a good wind machine. This is now life for Evans, an admittedly private actor who is starring in what seems to be just about everything these days. I asked Evans if he can walk down the street without being mobbed, to which he responded that, outside of a stray fan every few blocks or so, he can still walk around in general obscurity. Soon after this interview, I left Evans’ hotel and was greeted by an almost block-wide spread depicting Evans as Dracula ... you know, those mobs might be coming sooner rather than later.

'Dracula Untold' Reshoots Tie the Film Into Universal's Shared Monster Movie Universe

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by Jacob Hall October 1, 2014 @ 3:08 PM
Universal
During Universal's horror golden age of the '30s and '40s, the studio's beloved monsters all existed in aesthetically similar movies. When they starting going into decline, they even started showing up in each other's films to team up and/or battle to the death. So it makes perfect sense for the Universal of 2014 to see potential in a shared cinematic universe of their iconic monsters and it looks like the upcoming 'Dracula Untold' will kick it all off.

'Dracula Untold' Reveals the Monster in New TV Spot, Clip and Poster

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by Jacob Hall September 15, 2014 @ 2:36 PM
Universal
'Dracula Untold' is looking to do to the world's most famous vampire what 'Batman Begins' did for The Dark Knight. This doesn't just look like a simple origin story, which could be a good thing! Or it could be a bad thing! What we do know is that Luke Evans is inspired casting as Dracula himself and that a new series of fresh videos arrived to let you start pre-judging this film as you see fit.

Comic-Con 2014: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Reveals an Explosive New Poster

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by Jacob Hall July 23, 2014 @ 1:05 PM
Warner Bros.
Last year, 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' ended on a huge cliffhanger that promised a fiery start to 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.' The new poster for the third film in director Peter Jackson's Middle Earth prequel trilogy takes the final images from the previous film and runs with them, promising a showdown that fans of the book have been waiting three years to see.

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Reveals First Look

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by Britt Hayes July 21, 2014 @ 6:09 PM
Warner Bros.
We've had an 'Unexpected Journey' and seen the 'Desolation of Smaug,' and now this year Peter Jackson brings us the conclusion of the trilogy with 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.' With six months still left ahead before we catch up with Bilbo and friends, it's about time we get our first look at the final chapter in their story.

'Dracula Untold' Trailer: The World Doesn't Need Anymore Heroes

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by Nick Romano June 27, 2014 @ 8:38 AM
Universal and Legendary
Universal and Legendary unleashed our first 'Dracula Untold' trailer unto the world, riffing a bit on our current superhero-obsessed culture while showing off Luke Evans as the iconic vampire Dracula. But this isn't really the Bram Stoker story we've all come to know and love -- this is more like a 'Mummy'-esque prequel story.

'Dracula Untold' Poster: First Look at Luke Evans as the Vampiric Dark Knight [UPDATE]

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by Nick Romano June 16, 2014 @ 8:51 AM
Universal
Hollywood isn't short on origin stories these days, and the first 'Dracula Untold' poster has emerged to herald the arrival of yet another one. Luke Evans, last seen in 'Fast and Furious 6' and 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,' leads his own blockbuster as the man who would soon be known to the world as the iconic vampire lord, Dracula.

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman December 6, 2013 @ 3:09 PM
Warner Bros.
There comes a time when we must stop kidding ourselves. These 'Hobbit' films – with 'The Desolation of Smaug' representing the shank of the trilogy – are not real movies. These are exploitation films for Tolkien nuts, for enthusiasts of the original 'Lord of the Rings' movies and for audiences so hungry for high fantasy they'll gobble up whatever is served to them and ask for seconds.
As someone who has sympathy, but not empathy, for those who have such proclivities, I can get why someone might come away liking this picture. But that is more of an involuntary reaction to exposure to certain elements, not the summation of a film. Listen, there's a grey-bearded wizard who warns in low tones about a place that sounds like “Doggledoor.” And there's someone referred to as “Thorin son of Thrain son of Thror.” I love that geekorama stuff more than most. It's hilarious, and I'll probably refer to my cat as “Thorin son of Thrain son of Thror” for the next week. But this movie doesn't cohere – there's no forward momentum, no character development, no story happening. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a fibber.