Hey, remember that remake of The Crow people are always trying to make happen? Remember that the film’s latest director F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) walked away from the project? Remember that he was quickly followed by his star Luke Evans (The Hobbit), who was the latest in the long line of actors to play The Crow? And then, miracle of miracles, Colin Hardy (The Hollow) came on board to take over as director, because nothing says this 20-year-old movie deserves to be remade like spending millions more than what the original movie was made for in the first place. And now, so it goes, we have a new Crow to, ahem, crow about.
According to Deadline, Boardwalk Empire co-star Jack Huston is in “early” talks to play the title character in the new movie version of the comic book by James O’Barr. Bradley Cooper, Mark Wahlberg, Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston, Alexander Skarsgård, and Norman Reedus have all been previously associated with the role to varying degrees of veracity.
As for Huston, he may be most well-known for his role as mob enforcer Richard Harrow on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, but he’s also appeared as Jack Kerouac opposite Daniel Radcliffe‘s Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, and in the multiple award nominated American Hustle. His stock is about to go up though thanks to a role in the long-awaited genre smash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and in the title role in Timur Bekmambetov‘s remake of Ben-Hur.
Again, these are early talks so there’s still plenty of time for this to come part and take the filmmakers back to the drawing board. And even if they do sign up Huston, if the last five years have taught us anything, it’s that even when you have a leading man and director signed up, it’s no guarantee that production is a foregone conclusions. As always, assume all plans are soft until there’s a set, and that cameras, crew and cast are all upon it.
The Crow remake will be released… ? Whenever.