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Just days after the 39th anniversary of the conviction of Patty Hearst back on March 20, 1976, Deadline is reporting that Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to a new, untitled book being written by Jeffrey Toobin about the life and kidnapping of Hearst. The writers behind Big Eyes, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, will be adapting Toobin’s account.
Deadline is also speculating the role might also be in development for Jennifer Lawrence, but those talks are currently preliminary.
Hearst was 20 when she was kidnapped from her wealthy parents in the Hearst Publishing Family. She was later found to have changed her name to Tania and had joined up with her kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army and eventually robbed a bank in San Francisco. Hearst’s story, based on her own novel, was first adapted into a film in 1988 by Paul Schrader, with Natasha Richardson in the role. Hearst is now 61.
- Brian Welk
*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by Uncork'd Entertainment. Director/writer: Karen Lam. Cast: Kat de Lieva, Richard Harmon, Mayumi Yoshida, David Lewis David Lewis and Kelvin Redvers. Evangeline is a revenge tale, from director Karen Lam. This title was completed in 2013, toured festivals and now, the film is set to release on home video formats. Though, this is one release that might best be forgotten. An homage to Alex Proyas' The Crow (1994), Evangeline is more rock video than a true film. Lam's storytelling style brings lots of characters to the screen, none of whom are really developed. Even the protagonist is shallow and mute, through much of the film. As well, so many ideas are introduced into the story, that Evangeline staggers all over the place. Only the visual style, which is often dark and moody, is consistent and well produced. Almost all other film elements are incongruous, »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
Last month, Jack Huston was revealed to be in talks to play The Crow's Eric Draven, but nothing official was announced. Now, however, the ink has dried on the contracts, the hands have been shaken and Huston can start digging into how he’ll play the tragic hero of The Crow for director Corin Hardy. Hardy was hired as the latest man to call the shots back in December, and it appears that the film is finally back on track after a tortuous spell in development limbo, with a shoot pencilled in for this spring. Claire Wilson is currently on writing duties for the screenplay, which, like Alex Proyas’ 1994 take, adapts James O’Barr’s tale of Draven, a musician murdered by criminals before being brought back from the land of the dead by a mysterious, mystical crow to get revenge against those who wronged him and his fiancée. »
Is it for real this time? Jack Huston, best known for playing the role of assassin Richard Harrow on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," has closed a deal to star as Eric Draven in Relatively long-gestating remake of "The Crow," according to Deadline. Luke Evans, who was previously attached to the role, dropped out in January. Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") is set to direct. Huston will shoot the film after he completes work on Timur Bekmambetov's "Ben-Hur" remake, in which he's playing the title character. Draven was played in Alex Proyas's 1994 adaptation by Brandon Lee, who died on set after a live round was accidentally fired from a gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Relativity Media's upcoming action thriller The Crow, based on the graphic novel by James O'Barr and directed by Colin Hardy (The Hallow), has cast it's leading man after a long search. The Crow centers on slain musician Eric Draven's return from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée’s murder at the hands of a street gang. O'Barr wrote the book after experiencing a personal tragedy in his life. In 1994 the story was adapted into a critically acclaimed feature film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Brandon Lee, who died tragically during production. Three sequels and a Canadian television series were made, though none were very well received. It's now been confirmed that Jack Huston, known for his turn as disfigured war veteran turned mob enforcer Richard Harrow in HBO's Boardwalk »
- Pietro Filipponi
The Crow remake over at Relativity sure has had its share of ups and downs, departures and attachments. Most recently Luke Evans dropped out of starring as the lead character, Eric Draven, a man that rises from the dead to avenge his and his fiancee's death. Now, previous rumors that Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire") would pick up where Evans left off appear to have come true. Reported by Dread Central, series creator James O'Barr told the site, "Jack Huston has definitely been cast. I'm really happy with that choice and the film will shoot in a couple of months." Meanwhile, we also learn Jessica Brown Findlay (A Winter's Tale, "Downton Abbey") will star as Draven's fiancee, Shelly Webster. I've never read O'Barr's graphic novel, which served as the inspiration for 1994's The Crow starring Brandon Lee, but he tells the site this new adaptation will stick much closer to the source material. »
- Brad Brevet
This weekend saw James O’Barr, the creator of The Crow, hold court at Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, pouring forth for something like 45 minutes worth of personal, sometimes passionate discussion. As far as these panels go, it was an unusually meaningful and candid one, with O’Barr talking pretty freely about what his creation means to him.
And I believe his enthusiasm for the upcoming new film of The Crow is easy to understand too. Talking about director Corin Hardy, the new approach and the cast, it was obvious that O’Barr’s endorsement wasn’t just motivated by the potential for big-bucks earning.
You can see the whole talk in the video below, but here are the headline points. First of all, O’Barr says that the new film will be very true to his original comics, offering something like a ‘page by page’ adaptation. This will go »
- Brendon Connelly
During this weekend’s Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, writer and creator of The Crow comic, James O’Barr, revealed several major casting announcements for Relativity’s big screen remake of The Crow. Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston has landed the lead role and Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay is on board to co-star.
O’Barr unveiled the news of Huston’s involvement to Dread Central. “Jack Huston has definitely been cast,” he told the outlet, contravening rumors that Sam Witwer was the favorite for the part of rock star Eric Draven after Luke Evans exited the role. He went on to say that he is “really happy with that choice,” and that the film is set to “shoot in a couple of months.”
- Gem Seddon
Corin Hardy directing the remake for Relativity Studios.
The news was announced by the First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones, on his visit to the new 180,000sq ft facility at the former Energy Centre building in Wentloog, Cardiff.
It will be produced by Edward R. Pressman, who produced the original 1994 film - directed by Alex Proyas and infamous for the on-set death of its leading man Brandon Lee - and is producing the reboot.
Jack Huston is speculated to star as the lead in the reboot.
The Crow will pull from the Welsh government’s $44.3m (£30m) Media Investment Budget »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Monica Mendoza)
Dread Central is reporting that Boardwalk Empire star, Jack Huston, has officially been cast as The Crow in the upcoming remake/reboot. The news comes from The Lexington Comic and Toy Convention where James O'Barr, creator of The Crow graphic novels, confirmed the casting himself.
"O'Barr said that "Jack Huston has definitely been cast," that he was "really happy with that choice," and that the film "will shoot in a couple of months." He also said the film will essentially be a straight adaptation of his original graphic novel, which differs quite a bit from the (still awesome) 1994 Brandon Lee vehicle."
Producer Edward Pressman says the new film will attempt to reboot the franchise with a number of alterations. »
A seamlessly endless string of Hollywood actors have been linked to one of the longest-mooted screen remakes in recent memory, The Crow. With the latest name, Luke Evans, leaving the role earlier in the year, it seemed as though the people behind the new version would be searching forever.
Well, Deadline is reporting that the hunt for Eric Draven may (again) be over. Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston is the latest name to be linked with role, and if he signs on, he would star in the film after he finishes work on the Ben-Hur remake for MGM and Paramount.
James O’Barr’s dark comic book antihero was first seen in a 1989 four-issue mini-series, before it was adapted into a feature film directed by Alex Proyas (I, Robot) and starred the late Brandon Lee, who died in an accident on-set. A television show and a few sequels followed, but »
- Scott J. Davis
Many fans of The Crow, myself included, were hopeful that a reboot could do justice to Alex Proyas dark, gothic vision of the James O Barr graphic novel, and Luke Evans seemed like a perfect fit for the lead role. However, after Evans dropped out last month with scheduling conflicts, the project was stalled and there were fears it may not get off the ground at all. Today then, comes good news in the form of Jack Huston, the man who may now don the white facepaint and go on a supernatural revenge spree as murdered musician Eric Draven. Huston is currently filming Ben-Hur with Timur Bekmambetov (that's gonna be one insane movie) and there are hopes he will accept the part and begin filming on The Crow as early as April. Corin Hardy is still on board to direct, and the movie is finally gaining traction again. Like the saying goes, »
- email@example.com (Dave Higgins)
Huston, who recently scored the title role in the "Ben-Hur" remake, is in early talks to join the Corin Hardy-directed new version of "The Crow" which is expected to be a more faithful adaptation of the James O'Barr graphic novel about a murdered man who comes back for revenge.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
When you've had a steady TV gig like Jack Huston did on Boardwalk Empire, it's always nerve wracking when that gig comes to an end. While trying to transfer to films is always an option, it doesn't always work for actors primarily known for their work on the small screen. Lucky for Huston though, he has a gig playing the lead in Ben Hur already lined up. And if Relativity Studios has their way, he could be filling the recently vacated lead in the remake of The Crow. Deadline has the inside track on information that pegs Jack, paternal nephew of Angelica Huston, in the lead role of Eric Draven. Draven, who becomes the eponymous hero after being slain alongside his pregnant fiancee, lives a second life for vengeance against the criminal scum that took away his ultimate happiness. The 1994 Alex Proyas-directed original is a cult classic, with Brandon Lee »
The planned reboot of The Crow, the dark tale of revenge based on James O’Barr’s graphic novel, was hit by yet another setback last month when Luke Evans dropped out of the lead role to focus on other projects. Production company Relativity has scrambled quickly to try to lock in a new choice and it looks like Jack Huston is the man the team wants to don the make-up and face the tragic tale. Corin Hardy was hired as the latest director back in December, and he’ll now be hoping that the film can finally get back on track, with a shoot pencilled in for this spring. Cliff Dorfman wrote the latest draft of the script, which, like Alex Proyas’ 1994 take, adapts O’Barr’s tale of Eric Draven, a musician murdered by criminals who is brought back from the land of the dead by a mysterious, »
Deadline is reporting that Relativity Studios is looking at Jack Huston to take the lead in their upcoming Corin Hardy-directed remake of The Crow. Based on James O’Batt’s graphic novel (which already saw an excellent adaptation in 1994 helmed by Alex Proyas), the film will have Huston star as Eric Draven, “a rock musician who is revived from the dead to avenge his murder and death of his fiancée.”
Though it’s been through a bit of a troubled production, what with several actors/directors coming and going (Luke Evans was set to star at one point), it looks as if the project is finally about to take off. And while I’m a big fan of the original and am hesitant to see a remake, I think that Huston is a solid choice to lead it.
The actor has significantly increased his star power ever since appearing »
- Matt Joseph
Whether he likes it or not, Jony Ive’s design sensibilities have infected science fiction. I guess this became abundantly clear when Will Smith and Alex Proyas’ I Robot came along with a lead droid who looked like he’d just shipped from Apple headquarters in Cupertino.
Perhaps the most direct influence, however, will be seen in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as I’ve actually had a few words with Jj Abrams about light saber design. The New Yorker have a new profile on Ive which reveal him to be a friend of Abrams, and which recounts a little about their Star Wars chats.
At first they quote Abrams as saying Ive gave him some “very specific” design tips, but later, there’s Ive’s side of the story and he goes so far as to say “I thought it [a lightsaber] would be interesting if it were less precise, »
- Brendon Connelly
Jupiter Ascending, 2015.
Written and Directed by The Wachowskis.
In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.
If I subscribed to the adage of ‘so bad it’s good’ then Jupiter Ascending might have been one heck of a fun time at the cinema; however, I do not and will never succumb to that way of thinking; so this latest film from the Wachowskis was an unmitigated disaster of galactic proportions. A film so bad and in which every aspect is so poorly handled, no one walks away unscathed – the most afflicted being the paying audience. »
- Gary Collinson
Lee is negotiating to play the role of Sarah, the cool ringleader of a maniacal group of models. Shooting aims to begin at the end of March in Los Angeles.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Australian actress Abbey Lee won a model-search competition in 2004, and has become one of the world’s best-known fashion faces. Now, she’s broadened her horizons into acting for the upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road,” directed by George Miller.
Looking to fill a role in the latest sequel to his apocalyptic thriller, Miller reached out to modeling agencies after he couldn’t find an actor he liked. Lee made a tape in which she and her dad performed a Monty Python sketch. “I guess I had something George needed, because he flew me to Australia not long after,” she says.
Lee says her move into film wasn’t planned, but now she’s discovered what she’s been missing. She credits Miller for helping her to make the transition. “I found my passion, and learned where I was meant to be in life,” she says, adding »
- Paul Chai
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