‘The Crow’ Flies With Luke Evans

EXCLUSIVE: The Crow will fly with Welsh actor Luke Evans playing the title role in the F. Javier Gutierrez-directed franchise reboot for Relativity Media. Evans was the original choice, but he has been incredibly busy. He was just cast as the lead in Dracula Year Zero, he is the villain in Fast & Furious 6 and is Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Evans seemed to be unavailable because of production on Dracula and promotion on The Hobbit. The distributor looked at Tom Hiddleston and more recently Alexander Skarsgard, the latter of whom has a bunch of offers after Warner Bros halted Tarzan. Ultimately, they have decided to push the start date to early next year to accommodate his schedule in order to secure Evans, who is currently promoting the release of Fast 6. So hey junket guys, be sure to ask him about it. They are now in negotiations and I expect the deal to make. He seems an ideal fit for the role originated by Brandon Lee, who died tragically during production on the 1994 Alex Proyas-directed revenge story based on the James O’Barr comic book series. He’s repped by WME and United Agents.

Comments (53)

  • Awesome casting! Script must be bad ass.

    Comment by jason — Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 2:13pm PDT  
    • I have never heard of Luke Evans or watched anything he has been in. The best thing on his CV is the up and coming Hobbit and that is only a supporting part if that. I might have shown some interest in the Crow has they cast Tom Hiddleston or James McAvoy because with the right script and direction they chances are they would have brought something new and interesting to the role but it seems they have distanced themselves from the part. From what I have heard recently on other sights re the script its a good thing they did. Marvel/Batman have proved with the right actors/directors and scripts you can make great remakes but this is one I will pass on.

      Comment by icerose — Monday May 6, 2013 @ 4:34pm PDT  
  • Brilliant choice. Brilliant.

    Comment by finally... — Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 2:40pm PDT  
  • Yeah, well, good luck when you will flop. That Crow remake would be hard to sell to viewers even with Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgard. How they plan to sell it with completely unknown Luke Evans is beyond me.

    Luke Evans may be good supporting actor. Even in big movies. But he is forgettable in them and is not lead actor. What the budget will be? How much they plan to earn at domestic? 30 millions? 50 millions? 80 millions? That Crow movie is not adored by people. Only some fans love it. But that is it.

    It may get some 12 millions on opening and then finish with 28 millions. It’s not worth all that hype with casting.

    Comment by St — Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 4:52pm PDT  
    • You’re joking right? Unknown like Luke Evans? HAHA I’m going to assume you’ve been living under a rock. Honestly Evans is the better choice of the three names here. He’s the only one of those who embodies the original Eric Draven in any way, shape, or form. I wouldn’t be asking how they’re going to sell this because of Evans, I would just be asking how they’re going to sell this remake, period! The Crow is such a cult classic and given the stigma surrounding the original, why bother touching it? I don’t know when Hollywood is ever going to understand the idea “If it’s not broke,don’t fix it!”

      Comment by Jillian — Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 11:29pm PDT  
      • Not enough pr speak. Back to fetching coffee for you.

        Comment by fooling who — Sunday May 5, 2013 @ 9:57am PDT  
        • PR speak? No thank you. I don’t speak liar. I do not now nor have I ever fetched someone’s coffee. I have my degrees thank you and a job in which I actually love. I’m not a gopher but do have a few that work for me. Perhaps you’d like to leave your qualifications? Just fyi though, you might want to leave ‘asshole’ off the list. You’re not likely to find someone interested in your childish retorts.

          Comment by Jillian — Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 6:54pm PDT  
      • Preach it some more my friend. you have no idea how fucking right you are. Rebooting The Crow is like pissing on Jesus’ feet, just not a good idea to do.

        Comment by Anonymous — Thursday June 20, 2013 @ 9:14pm PDT  
      • When will you people GET IT??? This movie is not a REMAKE. It is a NEW CROW MOVIE, based on the ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK, backed by J. O’Barr, creator of the character.

        Comment by Jason — Tuesday September 17, 2013 @ 7:57am PDT  
    • Finish at 28mil? Not bad for a movie that will flop. It will rake some at international market. I think they are pushing him because he’s the lead in Hobbit 2,3. This movie is not going to be a blockbuster no matter who takes the lead role. Tom? Alexander? No way.

      Comment by Vendetta — Sunday May 5, 2013 @ 5:47am PDT  
  • for the girl ? Jodelle or Moretz… They are still young enough to reprise the original role

    Comment by Francis Plum — Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 5:01pm PDT  
    • Chloe would be a major score for the role.

      Comment by Anonymous — Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 11:47pm PDT  
  • He’s still out on his Wikipedia.

    Comment by Dewey Lightfoot — Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 5:09pm PDT  
    • Yeah, it’s quite disgusting that in this business even if you were out before you need to go back into closet to have a career. Absolutely appalling.

      Comment by Jinjeon — Sunday May 5, 2013 @ 2:06am PDT  
  • No one will ever be able to replicate the magic that Brandon Lee brought to “The Crow”, especially not this guy!!!! I hope this movie never makes it to production!!

    Comment by BAD CHOICE!!! — Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 6:32pm PDT  
    • Here, here!

      Comment by JG — Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 6:00pm PDT  
  • @ St. Dude you’re on crack if you think the crow isn’t adored by people. It absolutely is adored by MILLIOns of people. Bruce lee’s son died making this film. To this day it is one of the most treasured cult classics of all time. This movie was a memorable staple in my childhood as well as many many others childhoods and adulthoods. One of the most if not THE most romantic, violent, dramatic, action, fantasy

    Comment by kory — Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 6:58pm PDT  
  • Brilliant, this movie is going to be a surprise..

    Comment by sleeper — Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 7:38pm PDT  
  • Such downgrade imo.

    Comment by Nothappy — Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 7:41pm PDT  
  • Relativity doesn’t understand its demographic. And gay is not a problem with yaoi-loving teen girls. It’s a bonus. What is a problem with teen girls is leads who look old and Evans looks 40 on a good day. He also has a very chilly presence. If Relativity had any brains they would cast a Kpop star and be able to sell it throughout Asia. Spirit/revenge flick plus Kpop star would have money raining down on Relativity’s empty heads from Asia. The Brit boy trend in the US is dying down and Kpop boys are what is now getting teen girls’ panties wet. Relativity, your money isn’t coming from fanboys or 40 year olds who fondly remember the original movie. It’s TEEN GIRLS. If those fools can’t even figure that out, they are hopeless.

    Comment by whatever — Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 8:18pm PDT  
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