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Chris Weitz (About A Boy, Cinderella) is coming on to rewrite the script for Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spin-off after Gary Whitta bounced after completing a first draft. THR Simon West (The Mechanic, The Expendables 2) will direct a remake of the 1958 horror classic The Blob, which will likely be a complete nightmare with West saying things such as, "With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob. The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying. It's a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans." Ummmm, apparently you missed what made the first movie such a classic. Good luck with that as this won't be the first time it has been remade, but hopefully the last. Deadline Ryan Reynolds spoke with MTV about Deadpool finally getting off the ground telling the site, »
- Brad Brevet
Over the past couple weeks we’d started to get the idea that Luke Evans would not star in the remake of The Crow after all. Now the actor has officially backed out of the film, thanks to the departure of director F. Javier Gutierrez and the delays and expected script revisions that go along with […]
- Russ Fischer
I've been following the unraveling of the Crow reboot for a few months now. After an interview came to light that gave fans hope for the film, with series creator James O'Barr explaining how he came to support the project and outlining how passionately director F. Javier Gutierrez and star Luke Evans rallied to get him onboard, things began falling apart. Just over a month later, Gutierrez left the project. Within a week of that, rumblings started up that Evans would soon follow him out the door.
Well, now it's official.
The Wrap is reporting that Evans will no longer play Eric Draven, and that the actor's camp is citing scheduling conflicts as the primary reason. The primary scheduling conflict? The fact that the production was crawling along at a snail's pace. While Relativity Media found a replacement director rather quickly, with Corin Hardy being tapped to do it, the »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
After lots of stops and starts for Relativity’s high-profile reboot of cult classic The Crow, Luke Evans has officially backed away from the project. The Hobbit actor had been attached to the lead role since May of last year, when F. Javier Gutierrez was signed to direct, but the many delays experienced by the project left Evans, whose star has been on the rise thanks to this fall’s Dracula Untold, with no choice other than to jump ship.
In December, the actor hinted that he had gone cold on The Crow despite Relativity recruiting director Corin Hardy, whose horror pic The Hallow premieres at Sundance this year, to replace Gutierrez. At that time, Evans was quoted as saying:
“It’s not, no. No at the minute… ‘The Crow’ is not, not for me, I think it’s a little… I mean I’m sure it’s going to go ahead at some point, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Luke Evans Drops Out Of The Crow Reboot. Luke Evans publicist informed The Wrap that the actor has officially dropped out of the upcoming The Crow reboot in order to pursue other projects. This news does not come as a surprise after the comments Evans made to Den Of Geek last month when [...]
- Victor Stiff
Luke Evans became attached to star in The Crow shortly after it was revealed that F. Javier Gutiérrez would be directing a reboot. However, with the filmmaker committing to a new take on The Ring horror franchise, the movie has been in limbo, with little known director Corin Hardy later being chosen by the studio to take over directing duties.
Talking to HitFix over the weekend, Evans was quoted as saying, “Right now I’m not sure where it is, I don’t know what’s happening with it. I think it’s a question probably to ask [distributor] Relativity…they’re the ones who are really holding the strings to this story and this character. But yeah, I don’t think it’s gonna be something I’m gonna be doing for a while. I’ve got about four or five different projects which I’m lining up for this year, »
- Josh Wilding
One of the most enduring and captivating figures of all time unveils his beginnings in Dracula Untold, a gorgeously realized, never before seen, story of the legendary vampire’s origin story. Dracula Untold debuts on Digital HD on January 20, 2015 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, including Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™, and On Demand February 3, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures.
For almost a century, the legend of Dracula has mesmerized audiences with the story of a charismatic royal who feasts on the blood of innocents after the sun goes down. Dracula Untold reveals the man behind the myth in the thrilling, action-packed tale of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (Luke Evans – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Fast & Furious 6), who makes a terrifying deal with a supernatural ally that will allow him to save his family and his country – at the cost of his soul. »
- Movie Geeks
In December we heard Luke Evans might be leaving Relativity Media's The Crow reboot, and just last week Evans said he wasn't sure what was going on with the movie. Well, The Wrap has now learned that the actor has officially dropped out of the planned film. Luke Evans' publicist told the site since production has been delayed, he has decided to exit The Crow "to pursue other projects." The good news is director Corin Hardy will be able to handpick »
- Jesse Giroux
We broke the news last month that the remake of The Crow was facing another personnel problem, as Luke Evans told us that his crowded schedule was making starring in the film unlikely. "I have other projects that are greenlit and ready to go", he said, adding that "I can't wait much longer!"
And he isn't waiting for The Crow to get going any more. It's been confirmed that he's become the latest to leave the project, which previously had Bradley Cooper loosely attached to star (and Tom Hiddleston had been linked too, at one stage).
We're still none the wiser as to when the reboot of The Crow will officially get going. »
Though the new take on The Crow seemed to be headed in a more positive direction recently with the hiring of promising, up-and-coming director Corin Hardy, he’ll now have to find a new lead actor for the project, as Luke Evans has officially decided to leave in favour of other film jobs.The Crow has been stalking its way through development limbo for a long time now, burning through potential people to play vengeful, haunted hero Eric Draven and a number of directors including F. Javier Gutiérrez. But nothing seemed to fall into place, even when Evans was hired as the lead.According to The Wrap, Evans has decided he wants to pursue other work and can’t keep holding his schedule open. On the bright side for Hardy, this now means he can pursue the film exactly as he sees it, complete with finding his own Eric Draven. »
Last month, rumors flew that Dracula Untold star Luke Evans may be dropping out of The Crow reboot. Well, the film has had yet another setback, as Evan.s publicist has confirmed that the actor has officially parted ways with the reboot to pursue other projects. The news first broke by The Wrap, when the star exited the project officially just yesterday. Evans was bound to play Eric Draven, a rock musician who is brought back to life in order to avenge his murder and the death of his fiancee. But with seemingly endless production delays, it was only natural that Evans probably got sick of waiting around, and moved on. So now, Relativity and the director of the reboot, Corin Hardy are searching for a new star. The film originally set Tom Hiddleston as the title role, but he also ultimately passed on the project. There were rumors that »
Things haven't been going that well for The Crow reboot. Last month, we heard that it would be getting a new director, and following that were rumours that lead star Luke Evans was also dropping out, unhappy that the project didn't seem to be moving forward (not surprising since he signed on for the role in 2013). Now, The Wrap are confirming that Evans has indeed left the remake. With an expected shooting date of late spring, this current predicament is certainly not where the project wants to be. Word is that Relativity Studios and director Corin Hardy are currently on the hunt for a replacement. As a huge fan of the 1994 original, this just hammers home my belief that this just shouldn't be happening. Sure, having the comic's creator James O'Barr on board as creative consultant, and new director Corin Hardy's gothic sensibilities, it did shape up to be »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
He’s been attached to the movie reboot for a while, but Luke Evans’ patience has clearly run out with news of his departure from The Crow. Evans originally signed when F. Javier Gutierrez was in the director’s chair, but when he moved on the production got delayed. Corin Hardy has been brought in to line the lenses, but the meteoric rise of the film’s star has led Relativity to hunt for a new Eric Draven.
The franchise started in 1994 and instantly gained cult status via the on-set death of Brandon Lee (son of Bruce), who was killed by a malfunctioning firearm. Lee played Draven, a rock star who rises from the grave as a ghostly avenger after he and his fiancee are brutally murdered by a gang. Adapted from James O’Barr’s comic book, it spawned three sequels and a short-lived TV series.
Evans made no »
- Steve Palace
Last month, word first broke that actor Luke Evans may exit the upcoming remake of The Crow and now TheWrap is reporting that Evans has officially departed the project. Relativity Studios is currently on the hunt for another star for the film, which has already had one director drop out in the midst of production. Music video…
- Spencer Perry
Welcome to another horror news round-up! This time around, we have an update on whether or not Luke Evans will play Eric Draven in The Crow reboot, details on the recently announced horror film, The Greasy Strangler, and a clip, poster, and images of Bruce McDonald’s Halloween-set Hellions, making its debut this Sunday night at the Sundance Film Festival.
When Corin Hardy (The Hallow) became attached as the director of the long-gestating reboot of The Crow (after F. Javier Gutiérrez left the director’s chair) back in December, discussions of who would play main character Eric Draven resurfaced, with Luke Evans’ future in the lead role somewhat of a question mark.
Evans (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Dracula Untold) was initially set to star in The Crow remake back in 2013, but in recent interviews he didn’t seem optimistic about his continued involvement with the »
- Derek Anderson
Evans had made comments hinting at his departure from The Crow late last year, although his exact status was not confirmed until Saturday (January 24).
Gutiérrez exited the project last summer, leading the studio to hire The Hallow filmmaker Hardy.
Watch a trailer for the original movie below: »
The remake/reboot of "The Crow" franchise has been in the works for some time, but the film has gone through an awkward development phase and has seen a delay in production. Filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez dropped out late last year, ultimately being replaced by Corin Hardy in December.
Frequent music video director Hardy is in Sundance right now to promote his feature film debut "The Hollow" and spoke to Fangoria about what he's aiming for with this reboot:
"I...want to open the story up in such a way that the Crow is now part of a world where there are the Marvel movies and The Dark Knight movies. I intend it to be incredibly emotional and brutal, and all the things you'd want from a Crow film.
I want to make a movie that I would have wanted to see, as a huge fan of The Crow... I'm »
- Garth Franklin
Earlier this morning, it was reported that Luke Evans hadn't made up his mind to leave The Crow remake just yet. Now comes word that the actor has officially exited the project, with director Corin Hardy prepared to start an actor search as soon as he gets done promoting his directorial debut The Hallow and this year's Sundance, which is happening as we speak.
Relativity, the studio behind the remake, refused to comment on the situation, but Luke Evans' publicist told The Wrap that the actor walked due to his mounting projects. The Crow is a high priority at Relativity, and it is seen as a franchise with a lot of potential, especially given the original 1994 film's status as a cult classic.
Relativity and director Corin Hardy are searching for a new star for “The Crow” reboot, as Luke Evans has officially exited the project to pursue other projects, his publicist has confirmed to TheWrap.
Relativity declined to comment for this story.
With comic book movies all the rage these days, “The Crow” is a high-profile project in Relativity’s development stable. The reboot was seen as having plenty of potential given the original film’s status as a cult classic.
- Jeff Sneider
The Wrap confirms that Luke Evans will Not star in The Crow reboot. That's hardly a surprise after his comments earlier today, but the Dracula Untold actor did at least seem open to the idea of playing the character at some point in the distant future . Relativity won't be waiting for that though, as the remake of the cult classic is moving ahead without the busy Welsh actor. Production hasn't been going well, with original director D. Javier Gutierrez departing to reboot The Ring franchise. It was then that Corin Hardy took over, but he's been busy finishing off working on The Hallow (which debuts at Sundance this week). This will give Hardy a chance to find his own leading man. Could he once again turn to Tom Hiddleston? The site mentions that he had an "impressive makeup test", but as he passed, it's hard to imagine they'll be able »
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