Luke Evans Gives Us A Status Update On ‘The Crow’!

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I just got off the phone with Luke Evans (pictured above; The Raven), whose insanely bloody Ryhuhei Kitamura directed slasher No One Lives hits May 10th from Anchor Bay.

While I’ll be posting the entirety of the interview tomorrow, I wanted to share a quick aside regarding the Relativity and the Weinstein Company reboot of The Crow that Evans is currently in talks for. In the original film, a man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder.

We also briefly touch on the upcoming Dracula reboot, but that’s only in the context of him wanting to step away from horror for a bit. “…I don’t think I need to do another horror movie for a while [laughs].

But you’ve got Dracula and The Crow coming up, and those are sort of in that wheelhouse.

Sort of, yeah. Sort of.

Can you talk about your plans for The Crow? Are you signed on for any additional installments?

I can’t talk about any of it, really. The offer is with me and I’m in negotiations to play the role. That’s as far as we’ve gone. It’s not until next year so there’s a long time before it starts. But I have a huge amount of respect for Javier Gutierrez, the director, who I think is a brilliant, brilliant filmmaker. His work is fantastic and he’s got an amazing emotional content to his work. I think he and I will hopefully bring something fresh to the story. It’s a fantastic story and it was almost 20 years ago, and it deserves, I think, to be retold for a generation that might not have ever seen it.

  • Darkness69

    Something fresh? The Crow isn’t stale for it to demand something fresh to the story! If he’s thinking that a bible quoting cop/ghost is “fresh”, he better be ready for some serious backlash! Stick to the damn comic book!

    • doomas10

      so it begins….!

  • doomas10

    The crow is one of the best films EVAR. I am curious to see what they are going to do with it but with the current trend of making everything dark but not too dark, I may give this a miss. The first one came in the 90′s perfect with musician idea- seriously that soundtrack was just..out of this world. Now with Evans’ bit underwhelming screen persona – he reminds me Orlando Bloom for some reason :P , I am not convinced. But sometimes, just sometimes, I am wrong :D

    • Darkness69

      Yes, the soundtrack is just unbelievable and the whole idea with a musician matched the atmosphere perfectly. Well said about Luke Evans – personally, I wouldn’t even dare to tackle a role as iconic as Eric Draven, but hey, there are obviously people out there…

  • KnightClaw

    The Crow did NOT follow O’Barr’s comic ( graphic novel) exactly to the T, so this New Version WOULD , in fact , add something “Fresh” if they go with an exact Adaptation of James O’Barr’s comic book.
    People need to RELAX. There’s nothing wrong with doing an alternate version of The Crow. It does NOT Erase the original cult classic.
    Stories & films can be interpreted in many different ways, since they are a form of ART.