I think Luke Evans is a fine actor and all, but when did he suddenly become such a hot commodity? The man is busy to say the least. This month sees the release of No One Lives and Fast & Furious 6, which both feature Evans. Then he’s off to film The Hobbit sequels, Universal’s Dracula, and now The Crow.
In case you missed the big weekend announcement, Luke Evans has landed the lead role in The Crow. Fan reaction to the news has been mixed, at best. However, it seems people are more irate over the idea of the remake in general and not the casting of Luke Evans. Maybe it’ll ease the minds of some fans to know that Evans shares a similar respect for the 90s film.
ComingSoon recently caught up to Luke Evans at the premiere of Fast & Furious 6 and he talked briefly about the upcoming Crow remake:
“[The Crow] was a very poignant film from my childhood, which I remember vividly,” he says of the F. Javier Gutiérrez remake. “The soundtrack, also. It was such a solid performance that Brandon Lee gave. It was a very tragic end for somebody that probably would have had a very promising career… I’m Eric Draven. I’m the same character. Obviously, he’s been refreshed and brought up to date. We’re reimagining it to a certain extent, but the story and the plot is mostly the same.”
So what does it mean to refresh and modernize the Crow? I’m not certain yet, but it’ll be interesting to see what directions they explore with this series. It could very well be that they’re hoping to jumpstart a franchise with this film.