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.“