So is Luke Evans the new reboot king? At any rate, it seems Hollywood is ready for him to be the next thing. He’s the baddie in this summer’s gearhead flick “Fast & Furious 6” which led to Universal tasking him with “Dracula,” a relaunch of their iconic movie monster. And now another character with a penchant for darkness will get Evans taking it on.
After flirting with Bradley Cooper, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgard Relativity has settled on Evans for the title role of “The Crow.” Of course you know it’s based on the comic series, which was turned into the 1994 cult film featuring a solid lead turn by Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, the resurrected goth rocker seeking vengeance on those who wronged him. The endeavour will have to walk a fine line to prevent from falling into cornball territory, so director F. Javier Gutierrez (“Before The Fall”) has his work cut out for him.
No release date yet, but production will begin in early 2014. [Deadline]