Well, this is interesting… a couple of days ago a script review of Javier Gutierrez’s remake of The Crow slipped online, and let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. Said review made it sound as if this new Crow was a 180-degree turn from the original; however, star Luke Evans tells a different tale.
“[The Crow] was a very poignant film from my childhood, which I remember vividly,” Evans tells Coming Soon. “The soundtrack, also. It was such a solid performance that Brandon Lee gave. It was a very tragic end for somebody that probably would have had a very promising career… I’m Eric Draven. I’m the same character. Obviously, he’s been refreshed and brought up to date. We’re reimagining it to a certain extent, but the story and the plot is mostly the same.”
Luke Evans has been tapped by Relativity Media to star as Eric Draven in the story based on the James O’Barr comic book series that was previously adapted as a 1994 Miramax movie starring Brandon Lee. It follows a man who returns from beyond the grave to avenge his death.
Ed Pressman of Pressman Film and Kevin Misher of Misher Films are producing with Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Jeff Most. Dan Farah of Farah Films will executive produce with Relativity’s Tucker Tooley. Cameras roll in 2014.
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