A lot of people are flying away from The Crow remake. Just yesterday it was announced that director F. Javier Gutiérrez was leaving after nearly three years on the project, and in the wake of that departure, he may be taking star Luke Evans with him, as told to Den of Geek when asked if the project was still a go for the actor.
“It’s not, no,” Evans said. “No, at the minute ‘The Crow’ is not, not for me, I think it’s a little… I mean I’m sure it’s going to go ahead at some point, but I have other projects that are greenlit and ready to go and projects that I’m very interested in and you know, I can’t wait much longer! [laughs]”
Evans, who can be seen on December 17 in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, will reteam with director Ben Wheatley (High-Rise) for the action film Free Fire, with his last international hit Dracula Untold coming to Blu-ray in February. If the domestic numbers weren’t too soft for Universal, it’s possible Evans may also reprise the role of Dracula as part of the studio’s monster universe revival.
Music video helmer Corin Hardy (The Hallow) is now attached to direct The Crow, which features a script by Cliff Dorfman. Series creator James O’Barr will also work as a creative consultant on the film. No release date is currently set though production is set to begin in the spring of 2015.
“The Crow” was originally published as a four issue series in 1989 and was adapted into a film in 1994 by Alex Proyas with Brandon Lee in the title role. Countless other sequels to both the comic and film have been produced in the years following.
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