Deadline have revealed that Luke Evans (Fast and Furious 6) will star in Relativity Media’s reboot of The Crow. Evans will play Eric Draven, a rock musician who is brought back from the dead in order to avenge his own murder, as well as his fiancée’s.
Here’s the scoop:
The Crow will fly with Welsh actor Luke Evans playing the title role in the F. Javier Gutierrez-directed franchise reboot for Relativity Media.
Evans seemed to be unavailable because of production on Dracula and promotion on The Hobbit. The distributor looked at Tom Hiddleston and more recently Alexander Skarsgard, the latter of whom has a bunch of offers after Warner Bros halted Tarzan. Ultimately, they have decided to push the start date to early next year to accommodate his schedule in order to secure Evans, who is currently promoting the release of Fast 6. So hey junket guys, be sure to ask him about it. They are now in negotiations and I expect the deal to make. He seems an ideal fit for the role originated by Brandon Lee, who died tragically during production on the 1994 Alex Proyas-directed revenge story based on the James O’Barr comic book series.
Evans recently signed up to star in the Dracula origin movie, Dracula Year Zero. He will next be seen in Fast and Furious 6, which is due for release in May.
The in-demand actor will then appear as Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which will be released December 2013.