The most recent report regarding the upcoming reboot of The Crow suggested that Jack Huston was close to signing on for the role of the iconic goth hero. Today brings official confirmation of Huston’s casting from original Crow creator James O’Barr, who also revealed that Winter’s Tale and Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay will play the role of the hero’s murdered fiancee.
The Crow reboot has been in development for years, only recently picking up steam with the hire of Corin Hardy, the director who made his feature debut on The Hallow, which just premiered at Sundance. After struggling to retain a director for some time, Dracula Untold star Luke Evans departed the project, and the search for a new leading man began. Word has it that Relativity Studios has their sights set on Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston, and they could totally do a lot worse.
It wasn’t that long ago that we heard about the possibility of Luke Evans departing the long-gestating reboot of ‘The Crow,’ which seemed like odd timing, given that the project had just attracted a new (and Edgar Wright-approved!) director. But this weekend makes the news more official, as the ‘Dracula Untold’ star has decided to move on from the project, leaving the iconic role open once again.
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 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.
Norman Reedus stole the hearts of fans everywhere through his character Daryl on 'The Walking Dead,' not to mention women everywhere melted when they saw his paternal instincts with lil' baby "Ass Kicker" last season, but could the star become a blockbuster sensation with a role in 'The Crow' reboot?
When it comes to comic book movie castings, this sort of outrage is nothing new. Just about every announcement comes with some sort of protest, as comic book fans have their own preconceived notions of what the big screen version of their favorite hero or villain should look and sound like.
Often the best way to make fans happy with a reboot/new version of something old is to respect what came before it by involving the original creator(s) with the update. And 'The Crow' reboot has done just that by hiring comic book writer James O'Barr (who created the character) as a consultant for the upcoming film.
Luke Evans has been on the verge of breaking out in a huge way for a few years now and it looks like his moment has finally come: the Welsh actor has been cast in the lead role in the upcoming reboot of 'The Crow.'
The race for 'The Crow' is heating up. We previously reported that 'The Avengers' and 'Thor' fan favorite Tom Hiddleston was in the running for the lead in Relativity Media's adaptation of the James O'Barr comics, but now the latest word is that Alexander Skarsgard is up for the part as well.