Exclusive: We’ve Telepathically Learned Who May Star In ‘The Crow’!

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Bloody Disgusting has been on the forefront on most of the casting news for Relativity’s The Crow reboot. And even though we were once mocked for announcing that Mark Wahlberg was in serious discussion, it eventually came out via the actor that we were 100% correct. The same insider is back again with another whopper of a tip that was relayed to us telepathically…

James McAvoy, who blew our minds as Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class, is circling Relativity’s long-gestured remake. He would star as Eric Draven, a man brutally murdered whom comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder. We’re unsure if McAvoy’s role in X-Men: Days of Future Past will effect his ability to take the role, but we’ll keep you updated.

The film is the latest adaptation of James O’Barr’s incredible revenge comic from 1989.

F. Javier Gutierrez is still attached to direct from a screenplay by Jesse Wigutow. Brandon Lee made the franchise famous when he starred in the 1994 adaptation directed by Alex Proyas.

  • doomas10

    The crow is one of the best films of all time pour moi. The sets, the music, Lee’s fantastic performance and the presence of call-me-anarchist-before-Joker-made-it-fashion villain Top Dollar make it a (tragic) masterpiece. They shouldn’t remake it at all. It’s too soon. The crow for me means so much as a movie – maybe because it has this sadness emerging from every frame while the unique style of Proyas literally enhanced the film’s look. Now I am sure we will get a gritty and more realistic version with almost no nudity, drug use of violence accompanied with emo music and cheesy one liners and excessive pseudo-gothic make up.

    • Darkness69

      Man, I totally agree. Why don’t they just leave this film/comic book alone! It’s just not going to be even remotely good as the original, but they just don’t get it. When they were thinking about Jason Statham for the lead, now that was just disrespectful! Any actor really should just steer clear of the role – Brandon Lee made it his forever.

  • Aaron Emery

    Is THE CROW something one must read the source material in order to appreciate? Because I’ve never read the comic and really don’t care for the film, and I have seen it a couple of times. Maybe as a standalone film it just fails? Or, perhaps, it is just me and my personal taste (which I admit, I sometimes have awful taste)? Thoughts?

  • Evan3

    I actually just saw this for the first time 2 weeks ago and, while a solid film, i wouldnt call it a classic. While I think a reboot could succeed, McAvoy seems like an odd choice…