James McAvoy Talks The Crow Remake

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A couple of weeks ago it was reported that James McAvoy could potentially be in line for the long talked about remake of The Crow. Today Getty Images out of the UK caught up with the rising star for his comments on the possibility.

“It’s not for real,” he told the site. “I don’t think it’s materialized into anything truthful yet… it’s just been rumour mill stuff.” Still, we wouldn’t exactly put this rumor in the “dead” file. McAvoy did say “yet” so it’s pretty obvious he’s been spoken to about the role, and in Hollywood there’s no quicker way to shoot something in the foot than by talking too early.

F. Javier Gutierrez is still attached to direct from a screenplay by Jesse Wigutow. Brandon Lee made the franchise famous when he starred in the 1994 adaptation directed by Alex Proyas.

The Crow adaptation will be a gritty reboot of the iconic character Eric Draven, who returns from the grave as The Crow on a mission to avenge his wife’s murder so that his soul can finally rest. The original film is known for its breakthrough visual style as well as its unique production design and cinematography.

The project is currently in development with the start of production, targeted release dates, and casting to be announced.

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  • Terminal

    I still say a movie can be made out of the graphic novel, but I’m done expecting anything to materialize. I adore the movie and the graphic novel on their own terms, and that’s enough for me.