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.

According to Deadline, Relativity wants Huston to play the leading role of Eric Draven in the reboot of The Crow. Huston has been rather popular since coming off of Boardwalk Empire, where he delivered an outstanding performance as the literally and figuratively wounded Richard Harrow. The actor landed a leading role in the upcoming remake (re-adaptation?) of Ben-Hur, which is currently filming with director Timur Bekmambetov.

The Crow reboot is being helmed by Corin Hardy, known best for his visually stunning short film Butterfly. Hardy made his directorial debut on The Hallow, which was recently acquired at the Sundance film festival, and as a bonus, he came highly recommended to Relativity by Edgar Wright.

Based on Alex Proyas’ 1994 film and James O’Barr’s original graphic novel, The Crow follows Eric Draven, a rock star who returns from the dead to avenge the murder of his fiancee. The reboot is being scripted by Cliff Dorfman, who previously delivered the screenplay for the critically acclaimed Warrior.

Although this reboot initially sounded like a terrible idea, it’s quickly shaping up as a promising new project—especially if Relativity can land Huston.