F. Javier Gutierrez has been working on a remake of The Crow and finally he has found his leading man, Welsh actor Luke Evans. 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.
He has big shoes to fill if he want’s to come close to Brandon Lee’s performance. It will be very interesting how this relative newcomer will do. Personally I’m not sure how I feel about a reboot to The Crow. It was a film that was an instant cult classic and I don’t see much room for any kind of improvement. However, as with all remakes, only time will tell if this will have any legs.