BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
It was about two months ago that it was revealed that Jack Huston and Jessica Brown Findlay would be taking the roles of Eric Draven and Shelly Webster, respectively, in the upcoming remake of The Crow, but now the production has found the performer that they want to play the central villain in the movie.
When it comes to the topic of long-gestating reboot projects that have thus far ended up nowhere, The Crow is probably right up there with the longest to exist in this disgraceful developmental purgatory. However, it’s finally looking like this bird of a film will be ready to fly free, since it is being reported that the upcoming reboot has not only cast its titular vengeance-focused rock and roll revenant, but has also filled the role of his ill-fated love, Shelly.
After a revolving door of leading men attached to The Crow, it looks like there might be a new casting announcement on the horizon. Read on to see how John Huston just might be a shoo in.
Last month, rumors flew that Dracula Untold star, Luke Evans may be dropping out of The Crow reboot. Well, the film has yet another setback, as Evan’s publicist has confirmed that the actor has parted ways with the reboot to pursue other projects.
A remake of The Crow has been in the works for a number of years now, but a big part of what keeps the film in development hell is the fact that it can't seem to keep a director attached. We've seen many names come and go - but this latest one may wind up being the one that sticks.
Set to play Eric Draven, a role originated by the late Brandon Lee in the 1994 original, Evans has been asked what audiences should expect from this resurrected reboot. One thing he promised was that Lee's beloved final film would be respected and unsullied.
Word that Reedus is being discussed for the project suggest that the wheels are turning once again, which can give Crow fans hope … or trepidation, if they just want the characters left alone.
Gutierrez says the film will begin prepping in October, and they hope for a production start in the early months of 2014. I’m more excited about it now than I’ve ever been, but I still have my reservations.
Relativity has brought in James O'Barr, who created the graphic novel from which the franchise is inspired, to play consultant on this production. O'Barr will begin stumping for this new Crow at San Diego Comic Con in two weeks. There, he and The Crow reboot's director F. Javier Gutierrez will make an appearance to appeal to fans.
Relativity Media are in negotiations for the very much alive and well Luke Evans to play the titular character in the upcoming Crow remake, which has secured Spanish director F. Javier Gutiérrez to helm. Deadline reports they are even shifting their production and release schedule around in order to keep Evans.
The most exciting thing we've ever heard about the long in-development The Crow reboot arrived just a little more than a week ago when it was revealed that The Avengers' Tom Hiddleston had been having discussions about playing the title role. So naturally it turns out that those reports may have been overblown.
Tom Hiddleston, who wowed both critics and audiences playing Loki in both Kenneth Branagh's Thor and Joss Whedon's The Avengers, is now in talks to play the new Eric Draven in The Crow.
Wigutow and Gutierrez are reportedly still attached to the project, but there's no guess as to when it might actually roll into production. As a fan of the original, I admit, never would be too soon for me.
When it was reported yesterday that Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company had settled their lawsuit regarding a remake of The Crow, I surmised that it wouldn't take long before the project started taking steps forward and preparing for pre-production. When I said that I assumed that the companies would want to take a few days and look at all of the details before making any actual deals.
We're going to have to hop in the ol' Wayback Machine for this one. In April of last year, the Weinstein Company filed a lawsuit against Relativity Media over to the latter studio's plans to put together a remake of Alex Proyas 1994 comic book adaptation The Crow. According to statements made by Weinstein representation, distribution rights for the franchise were still owned by Harvey and Bob and Relativity didn't have the legal ability to put the project into development.
There's a distinct possibility that we may be able to go a few more years before a remake of Alex Proyas' The Crow goes into production. In the past few months it has been revealed that Bradley Cooper, who was set to star, and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who was set to direct, have both decided to walk away from the project, which was scheduled to start filming early next year.
If you were one of the people that hoped and prayed that the remake of Alex Proyas' The Crow would slowly fall apart, I have some really awesome news for you. While it began back in August when Bradley Cooper decided to bail on the project to go work with Proyas on Paradise Lost (a fun bit of irony) now it seems as though the project has lost its director as well.
I must say that I do find it funny that Bradley Cooper would decide that he would rather work with Alex Proyas than star in a remake of one of Proyas' best movies. Unfortunately I still think they're looking in the wrong direction if they think that Wahlberg or Tatum would make proper replacements.
While I'm fully aware that there are more than a couple people who disagree, the Zack Snyder-directed adaptation of Watchmen isn't a bad movie. For years the Alan Moore comic was perceived as unfilmable and the truth is that writer Alex Tse not only did a good job structuring the incredibly complex plot, but did it in a way that always respected the source material.
News out of the Cannes Film Festival said Ed Pressman is pressing forward on his Crow remake. The producer said 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo plans to begin shooting this latest Crow in January, adding that Bradley Cooper is “in negotiations” to play the back-from-the-dead angel of vengeance.