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Luke Evans Says ‘The Crow’ Reboot Faithful To Original Comic

Relativity’s The Crow reboot is still progressing (albeit slowly) with Luke Evans attached to star as the new title character.

Red Carpet News TV caught up with Evans at the British Academy Film Awards and chatted a bit about his role as the revenge-driven Eric Draven…

Well, we just want to be as authentic and loyal to the original comic as possible, and that means the story will be different,” Evans says of the modern adaptation. “It’ll be different from what people are expecting. It’s not about us ripping off the Brandon Lee movie, that stands alone as a brilliant piece of cult film and a great performance, but we’re going back to the book, the original book. And that’s exciting because we’re bringing to the screen a lot of parts of the story that were never really told. So yeah, it’s our chance to do it, to do it differently, but to be as loyal and respectful of the original storyline as we possibly can.“”

I’ve always felt that the comic was way better than the movie, and even Draven and his fiancé’s deaths are different.

Another fun bit is his response to being asked about donning the make-up: “It’ll be interesting, won’t it, to do that? I don’t know how it will feel, I’ve yet to think about that too much. I’m just prepping, it’s all very physical at the moment.

F. Javier Gutierrez will direct if the film ever gets off the ground.



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