Schmoes Know is reporting that The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus is up for a role in the upcoming reboot of The Crow.
The site reports he’s the top choice for a role called “James,” but it’s unknown if this role is for one of Eric Draven’s allies or enemies, though it’s not as colorful as the antagonist’s names in the original film and comic.
Check back here for updates on the casting of the film as we learn them. Luke Evans has been cast in the lead role of Eric, who will become The Crow after meeting an untimely demise.
Hot Toys has finally moved away from Iron Man and Superman and will be bringing us a new figure based on another comic book based property, The Crow. Hear what they had to say about the figure and take a look at some awesome images of it after the jump!
ShockTillYouDrop.com ran into two familiar faces on the show floor of the San Diego Comic-Con today: James O’Barr, creator of “The Crow,” and Javier Gutierrez, director of Before the Fall and helmer of Relativity’s forthcoming reboot of The Crow.
Of course, I had a lot of questions to ask the duo: Beginning with the obvious, “Why reboot the property for the big screen?” – especially given the television series and sequels that followed the Alex Proyas/Brandon Lee film. O’Barr – who recently came on board as a creative consultant – and Gutierrez had some interesting things to say. Things that might please fans of the source material.
Luke Evans plays Eric Draven in the reboot; head inside for our interview. You can also check out a larger version of The Crow Comic-Con poster inside!
Here’s a San Diego Comic-Con surprise. It appears Relativity’s remake of The Crow will be in attendance.
According to Variety, director F. Javier Gutierrez is going to take the stage with James O’Barr, creator of The Crow.
O’Barr has boarded the redo – which has seen directors and actors come and go – as a consultant. Shooting will begin in 2014 with a script by Cliff Dorfman. Head inside for a statement from O’Barr.
This Friday, audiences will be able to catch Luke Evans in the gore-drenched revenge flick No One Lives, directed by Ryuhei Kitamura. If you’re not familiar with the man, you soon will be. This summer, he stars in Fast & Furious 6 and, soon, he’ll be diving into two very iconic roles: Dracula in the aptly-titled Dracula and The Crow.
The former, directed by Gary Shore, is in the works at Universal, home of the classic monsters. ”It has been a while since a Dracula movie has been made,” Evans told ShockTillYouDrop.com this morning. ”It’s the origin story, not the old Dracula story we’re used to seeing, which is great and incredible. But this is about the origin, Vlad the Impaler who lived in the 1400s – this man whose family and people are under threat, the decision that he makes and the outcome of the decision that he makes which changes his life and the life of his family and people he’s king over. It’s an interesting tug of war because he’s turning himself into this dark, dark creature, essentially, that will never be able to turn around and go back.”
There have been a number of actors in talks and names very loosely attached but it looks like Relativity Media have made their decision and the actor who will play The Crow in the reboot of James O’Barr’s dark tale of vengeance is none other than…
Welsh actor Luke Evans!
Evans was the original choice of Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez, but he had been busy, having been cast in Dracula Year Zero and as Bard the Bowman in Peter Jackson’s The Desolation of Smaug while other actors in the mix included James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgard. Instead, they decided to push back the start of the movie until early 2014 to accommodate Evans, who next appears as the villain in the summer’s anticipated Fast and Furious 6.
After playing Loki, God of Mischief, in Marvel Studios’ Thor, last year’s blockbuster Marvel’s The Avengers, and returning in the role later this year for the sequel Thor: The Dark World, British actor Tom Hiddleston may be switching from villain to hero as he’s in early talks to play Eric Draven in Relativity Media’s reimagining of James O’ Barr’s gothic comic character The Crow.
Previously turned into a 1994 cult movie starring the late Brandon Lee, the concept involves a man who returns from death to get revenge on those who killed him, a movie which spawned a number of sequels. O’Barr wrote the original comic to deal with the death of his girlfriend.
Let’s hit you with a barrage of casting news this morning, shall we? We’ll start with The Sixth Gun, a pilot in the works at NBC. Laura Ramsey (The Ruins) has joined the cast as a young farmer’s daughter.
Based on the Oni comic book, the proposed series is set “during the darkest days of the Civil War when wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.”