Nobody, I repeat nobody, wants a remake of The Crow. The original 1994 movie starring the late Brandon Lee is a timeless cult classic. It’s a shame that Relativity Media is hell bent on tarnishing Lee’s legacy (he left this world while making it) with this unnecessary rehash. With that said, the recent casting rumors on who might play the lead has turned a few heads.

There was a time when Mark Walhberg and Bradley Cooper were rumored to play murdered musician Eric Draven. Fans, of course, balked at such silly notions. Things then got interesting when James McAvoy was linked to the project. A moment of pause, really. McAvoy was just a whisper in the shadows. Most recently,  some real eye-widening names got dropped. Thor‘s Tom Hiddleston and True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard were said to be finalists.

To be honest with you, as much as I loath the idea of a Crow remake, I’d be slightly intrigued to see Hiddleston in Crow make-up, acting all crazy and shit. That would be something! Alas, he and Skarsgard were just “in-talks”, with no real amount of negotiations involved. Apparently, all the actors (and bucket full of potential directors) the studio have cycled through, were all meant to keep-up appearances. The real choice for Regency was Luke Evans…. who, according to Deadline, just got the part.

Luke Evans (The Hobbit, Fast and the Furious 6, the upcoming Dracula) has been chosen to play the lead. Reportedly, director F. Javier Gutiérrez wanted Evans from the start, but his schedule was packed. Relativity wants to make the film badly enough that it has pushed back the start to shooting until early 2014 to lock Evans into the gig.

So, yeah, Evans is THE guy. What do you all think about this? I, for one, am not too invested in the remake. Hell, I consider this movie being made an act of treason. Anyway, some would say, Evans is the poor mans Orlando Bloom. Is he right for this role? Can you picture it? I dunno, maybe, however unlikely, the remake could be good. Evans seems a capable actor, and maybe, just maybe, Relativity Media could give us a faithful adaption to the comic book?

What say you fans? Sound off in the comment section below.

Source: Deadline

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