In development for a number of years now, Relativity Media’s big screen reboot of ‘The Crow’ has had the likes of and Bradley Cooper and Mark Wahlberg linked to the title role, and more recently James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgard. Well it appears that the search is now over, as Deadline is hearing that Welsh actor Luke Evans (‘The Raven,’ ‘Immortals,’ ‘Clash of the Titans’) has signed on to star.
With F. Javier Gutierrez attached to direct from a script by Cliff Dorfman (‘Warrior’) and Jesse Wigutow (‘It Runs in the Family’), the “gritty reboot” follows the iconic character of Eric Draven, who returns from the grave as The Crow on a mission to avenge his fiancé’s murder so that his soul can finally rest.
Evans, who will next be seen playing the villain in ‘Fast & Furious 6,’ followed by his role Bard the Bowman in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ was reportedly Gutierrez and Relativity’s original choice for the lead but they were unable to lock in the actor due to his busy scheduled. In the end, they decided to push the start date back to early next year to accommodate for the actor’s schedule.