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Luke Evans to take flight in the reboot of The Crow

May. 4, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Well, after a long journey of starts and stops and a number of high-profile talent jumping in and out of potential deals, the reboot for THE CROW has finally landed on Luke Evans, the British actor from such projects as IMMORTALS, THE RAVEN, and FAST AND FURIOUS 6. The most recent rumors fell on Tom Hiddleston and Alexandar Skarsgard, but neither panned out in the long run. Negotiations for Evans are underway, but it's expected to happen with an early 2014 start date. Evans recently attached himself to the role of DRACULA (formerly DRACULA YEAR ZERO), which is also slated for 2014, so it appears the actor will be having a rather gotchic-themed year.

From Deadline:

The distributor looked at Tom Hiddleston and more recently Alexander Skarsgard, the latter of whom has a bunch of offers after Warner Bros halted Tarzan. Ultimately, they have decided to push the start date to early next year to accommodate his schedule in order to secure Evans, who is currently promoting the release of Fast 6.

Although I would've loved to have seen Hiddleston in the role, I think Evans has it in him to do an exceptional job as the titular character. We still have very little info on what story direction director J. Javier Gutierrez is going to take in the reboot, but hopefully he pulls from creator James O'Barr's source material and not some contrived and pieced together tale.

What do you guys think? Can Evans pull it off?

Source: Deadline

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10:39AM on 07/04/2013
The guy doesn't have much of a resume'. I'm not sure how he'll handle this. Oh well...somebody at least shave off that shitty porn-stache.
The guy doesn't have much of a resume'. I'm not sure how he'll handle this. Oh well...somebody at least shave off that shitty porn-stache.
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10:18AM on 05/09/2013
I am good with this casting. He has a proper look for the character and I believe, based on what I have seen of his work, that he has the potential. One thing that I wish they would do is not remake the original Brandon Lee film, but rather do a new interpretation of the source material. I would like to see a movie that follows closer to the source material than the original did. I am a huge fan of the movie but when I later read the comic found that they had taken quite a few liberties with
I am good with this casting. He has a proper look for the character and I believe, based on what I have seen of his work, that he has the potential. One thing that I wish they would do is not remake the original Brandon Lee film, but rather do a new interpretation of the source material. I would like to see a movie that follows closer to the source material than the original did. I am a huge fan of the movie but when I later read the comic found that they had taken quite a few liberties with the material and I think not taking so many could lead to a very strong, emotional, violent, dark film.
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6:38AM on 05/09/2013

hmmmm

IM pretty sure you said before it HAD to be hiddelston, but your ok with this guy?

That doesn't make sense.
IM pretty sure you said before it HAD to be hiddelston, but your ok with this guy?

That doesn't make sense.
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12:29PM on 05/06/2013

I agree that I would have preferred Cillian Murphy

But as far as your current set of up and coming actors go, he is by no means a bad pick.
But as far as your current set of up and coming actors go, he is by no means a bad pick.
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11:51AM on 05/06/2013
I don't know much about this guy so i guess i'll just have to wait and see.
I don't know much about this guy so i guess i'll just have to wait and see.
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8:19PM on 05/05/2013

Boo hiss.

I was pretty dead against the idea of another Crow... until Hiddleston was a possibility. Now that he's not, any interest I may have had in this has now dissipated. Nothing against Luke Evans personally, but I have a feeling this movie will be fucked up by the studio somehow.
I was pretty dead against the idea of another Crow... until Hiddleston was a possibility. Now that he's not, any interest I may have had in this has now dissipated. Nothing against Luke Evans personally, but I have a feeling this movie will be fucked up by the studio somehow.
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4:22PM on 05/05/2013

Ehhhh....

I don't really think this movie needs a reboot but Luke Evans is a solid choice, although Hiddleston was the superior choice. I will wait and see how this looks before blindly attacking it...random thought, how cool would a Guillermo Del Toro version of The Crow be?
I don't really think this movie needs a reboot but Luke Evans is a solid choice, although Hiddleston was the superior choice. I will wait and see how this looks before blindly attacking it...random thought, how cool would a Guillermo Del Toro version of The Crow be?
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4:10PM on 05/05/2013
For a film that holds up pretty well today I don't know why remake it, I understand the hollywood machine wants to make a profit off of this franchine but why not re-release it like JP? I dont see them remaking that film (The Crow came out a year after JP). Anywho...maybe they won't completely remake it and make it totally their own....who am I kidding.
For a film that holds up pretty well today I don't know why remake it, I understand the hollywood machine wants to make a profit off of this franchine but why not re-release it like JP? I dont see them remaking that film (The Crow came out a year after JP). Anywho...maybe they won't completely remake it and make it totally their own....who am I kidding.
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10:52AM on 05/05/2013
This is one of those times where a name is linked to a role (e.g. Tom Hiddleston) and then you can't think of anyone else doing it. Then the role is given to someone else...and well...it's kinda of underwhelming. It's not Luke Evans' fault that my mind had settled on Tom Hiddleston completely. Perhaps he can pull it off.

I loved the first Crow movie...it had nothing to do with Brandon Lee's tragic death. It just a very good (albeit depressing, from start to finish) movie. Lee's
This is one of those times where a name is linked to a role (e.g. Tom Hiddleston) and then you can't think of anyone else doing it. Then the role is given to someone else...and well...it's kinda of underwhelming. It's not Luke Evans' fault that my mind had settled on Tom Hiddleston completely. Perhaps he can pull it off.

I loved the first Crow movie...it had nothing to do with Brandon Lee's tragic death. It just a very good (albeit depressing, from start to finish) movie. Lee's performance was immense but as a couple of other posters have pointed out, I remember nothing of him except for a couple of B movie efforts prior to this.
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9:35AM on 05/05/2013
How about this... Fuck the Crow remake. Fuck remakes in general. I have personally made it a point to never pay to see a remake. If I'm curious about a remake, then I'll torrent or go to theaters and pay for another movie while sneaking into the remake's showing. I refuse to contribute to, or support, remakes. I'm sick and tired of them.

How about this... Fuck the Crow remake. Fuck remakes in general. I have personally made it a point to never pay to see a remake. If I'm curious about a remake, then I'll torrent or go to theaters and pay for another movie while sneaking into the remake's showing. I refuse to contribute to, or support, remakes. I'm sick and tired of them.

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9:08AM on 05/05/2013
Please give this to an auteur and not some Hollywood douche director who can't direct traffic; a type of individual who are apparently vast in numbers these days.
Please give this to an auteur and not some Hollywood douche director who can't direct traffic; a type of individual who are apparently vast in numbers these days.
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8:54AM on 05/05/2013

Not happy about the reboot but still a good choice

I really was hoping that with all theses problem they had with finding a director and casting that they would just forget about making a remake of the crow but i get with it and except that this movie is going to be made. So i'm just happy that they went with somebody like Luke evans who isn'T a A-list actor and hasn'T had this break-out performance yet just like Brandon Lee was back in the day before he film the crow. I'm still against this remake mostly because it's my favorite movie of
I really was hoping that with all theses problem they had with finding a director and casting that they would just forget about making a remake of the crow but i get with it and except that this movie is going to be made. So i'm just happy that they went with somebody like Luke evans who isn'T a A-list actor and hasn'T had this break-out performance yet just like Brandon Lee was back in the day before he film the crow. I'm still against this remake mostly because it's my favorite movie of all-time and i really don'T want to see it destroy by the remake like so many others films before (Clash Of titans, Nightmare on Elm Street, Karate Kid ) but i'm still going to see if it gets release? I'm still hoping that something wrong happen and they abondonned the project but if not good luck to Luke, he's got big shoes to fill on this one.
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8:38AM on 05/05/2013

Good choice

Like him as an actor so far and i hope they make a good movie, love the first with brandon lee but woud love to see worthy other one.
Like him as an actor so far and i hope they make a good movie, love the first with brandon lee but woud love to see worthy other one.
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7:20AM on 05/05/2013

Luke Evans

Luke Evans, the British actor from such projects as sucky movie 1, sucky movie 2 and possibly sucky movie 3.

The guy is horrible. He hasn't been in anything and the only reason he gets hired is because he is skank bank
Luke Evans, the British actor from such projects as sucky movie 1, sucky movie 2 and possibly sucky movie 3.

The guy is horrible. He hasn't been in anything and the only reason he gets hired is because he is skank bank
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6:17AM on 05/05/2013
Brandon Lee was a horrible actor and everyone seems to love the original (myself excluded), so why can't this guy pull it off?
Brandon Lee was a horrible actor and everyone seems to love the original (myself excluded), so why can't this guy pull it off?
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4:47AM on 05/05/2013

NOT SURE ABOUT THIS AT ALL

I think the problem I have is that The Crow was such an Iconic piece of film making with Brandon Lee pulling off probably his best work which was unfortunately his last. I dont know if for me the tragedy of the film made it all that more special. That I would rather not see anyone try and undo a fantastic job that Lee and Alex Proyas had achieved. For me it is still the greatest Graphic novel brought to screen and I much prefer it over most of these comic book movies coming to screen now. I
I think the problem I have is that The Crow was such an Iconic piece of film making with Brandon Lee pulling off probably his best work which was unfortunately his last. I dont know if for me the tragedy of the film made it all that more special. That I would rather not see anyone try and undo a fantastic job that Lee and Alex Proyas had achieved. For me it is still the greatest Graphic novel brought to screen and I much prefer it over most of these comic book movies coming to screen now. I know they tried to make sequels before and failed terribly, but I think if they used the Crow mythology and applied it to a different character with his own story I would have less of a problem with it. Like Total Recall and Robocop, the Crow was a classic piece of film making and doesn't need a reboot.
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4:21AM on 05/05/2013
There's people looking forward to this?
There's people looking forward to this?
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4:10AM on 05/05/2013

Cool

Great actor. I really liked him in Immortals and Three Musketeers, and I'm sure people will take notice with his villanous turn in Fast/Furious 6. Yeah, I'd rather not see a Crow remake at all, but if they're going to do it, they might as well try and do it right. So far, casting Luke Evans is a positive sign. So fingers crossed.
Great actor. I really liked him in Immortals and Three Musketeers, and I'm sure people will take notice with his villanous turn in Fast/Furious 6. Yeah, I'd rather not see a Crow remake at all, but if they're going to do it, they might as well try and do it right. So far, casting Luke Evans is a positive sign. So fingers crossed.
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11:49PM on 05/04/2013

It could work,

I would have said he looks old for the role, but I'm willing to give it a shot. The script needs to be closer to James O'Barr's original story. If that doesn't happen, this is going down in flames.
I would have said he looks old for the role, but I'm willing to give it a shot. The script needs to be closer to James O'Barr's original story. If that doesn't happen, this is going down in flames.
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10:42PM on 05/04/2013
Wow they really scrapped the bottom of the barrel with this one. Can't see this thing turning out good.
Wow they really scrapped the bottom of the barrel with this one. Can't see this thing turning out good.
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8:13PM on 05/04/2013
I'm not familiar with him but he looks the part.
I'm not familiar with him but he looks the part.
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7:33PM on 05/04/2013
Yeah. This is awesome casting. He definitely has the ability to pull this off even though Skaarsgard was the best choice originally, but this is still good.

The guy was great in Immortals and The Raven.
Yeah. This is awesome casting. He definitely has the ability to pull this off even though Skaarsgard was the best choice originally, but this is still good.

The guy was great in Immortals and The Raven.
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8:05PM on 05/04/2013
Sorry. Skaarsgard is a garbage choice in any movie.
Sorry. Skaarsgard is a garbage choice in any movie.
8:10PM on 05/04/2013
To each their own I guess.
To each their own I guess.
8:14PM on 05/04/2013
Sorry Skaarsgard is not a garbage choice. Also, I like Evans as an actor but really didn't think that anyone came off looking "great" in Immortals or The Raven.
Sorry Skaarsgard is not a garbage choice. Also, I like Evans as an actor but really didn't think that anyone came off looking "great" in Immortals or The Raven.
8:24PM on 05/04/2013
I thought he carried his own even though they may have been sub par films.
I thought he carried his own even though they may have been sub par films.
6:55AM on 05/05/2013
You agree with everything.
Form your own opinion.
You agree with everything.
Form your own opinion.
11:56AM on 05/05/2013
Soloist, I hope you never change your avatar picture because it makes your comments and presence on this website all the more hilarious.
Soloist, I hope you never change your avatar picture because it makes your comments and presence on this website all the more hilarious.
7:05PM on 05/04/2013

Never heard of him

But the story matters much more than the casting. They need to stick to O'Barr's original more closely than the first film did.
But the story matters much more than the casting. They need to stick to O'Barr's original more closely than the first film did.
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6:59PM on 05/04/2013

YES!!!!!!!

Never thought of it but Yes its a great pic. Better than Tom Hiddleston that everyone was fapping over. Yes Tom is great. But i dunno. I dont buy him as the crow.
Never thought of it but Yes its a great pic. Better than Tom Hiddleston that everyone was fapping over. Yes Tom is great. But i dunno. I dont buy him as the crow.
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6:57PM on 05/04/2013
This is the best actor so far attached to the reboot. Don't mind this but I'd still prefer Cillian Murphy.
This is the best actor so far attached to the reboot. Don't mind this but I'd still prefer Cillian Murphy.
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6:44PM on 05/04/2013

I'm sold.

Evans never crossed my mind for the role but now that I look at it, I'm on board.
Evans never crossed my mind for the role but now that I look at it, I'm on board.
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