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This weekend at the North Texas Comic Book Show the team got to sit down and chat with James O'Barr creator of The Crow. We asked him why the property is standing the test of time and bringing in more fans and he gives us some information on the development of an all new Crow movie.
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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 »
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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.
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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 »
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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.
The Crow is on the verge of becoming one of those reboot/sequels we hear a lot about, but never actually see happen. After numerous actors and directors have come and gone, Relativity seemed like they were finally ready to move forward, hiring music video director Corin Hardy to take the helm, and targeting Luke Evans as the lead. The movie was supposed to start shooting this spring. That doesn't look like it will actually happen now, and reiterating previously made statements, Luke Evans still doesn't even know if he'll be able to make the movie or not due to his schedule.
Talking with HitFix, Luke Evans simply can't give a straight answer on whether or not he will star as Eric Draven. His schedule is completely full for the next twelve months, so if he does take the lead, it won't start shooting until at least the second quarter of 2016. Apparently, »
Last night we heard from Luke Evans about his involvement with Relativity Media’s long-gestating reboot of The Crow, with the British star stating that his schedule for this year is looking pretty full, so it’s unlikely he’ll be playing Eric Draven in “the near future”. Well, now we have some comments from Corin Hardy (The Hallow), the latest director to tackle the project, who spoke to Fangoria about his enthusiasm for taking on the cult comic book character:
“It’s still early days but what I can say for now is that I’m a huge, huge fan of both the first film and James O’Barr’s graphic novel. I was obsessed with The Crow when I was growing up. When I heard about the remake, what I thought could be very interesting today, 20 years later, especially with this whole Marvel Universe that’s happened, is »
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Late last year, we learned that Luke Evans was on the verge of dropping out of The Crow remake, due to the slow gestation process the film has been experiencing. The actor has quite a few projects on his impending slate, but there has never been any official word on whether or not he has dropped out. Director Corin Hardy didn't exactly clarify if a new actor was being sought as he gave a couple of select interviews at this year's Sundance in support of his feature film debut The Hollow. He did, however, hint at the tone of this reboot, and compared it to the Marvel movies and The Dark Knight trilogy.
"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, »
Relativity Media certainly hasn’t had a smooth ride when it comes to its long-planned remake of The Crow, with the project passing through the hands of several filmmaker before settling upon its latest director Corin Hardy (The Hallow), who signed on to the project in December.
At the time, Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) stated that “I can’t wait much longer” with regards to the film moving forward with him in the title role of Eric Draven, and now Evans has given another update to HitFix and it doesn’t sound too promising for anyone hoping to see James O’Barr’s creation back on the big screen any time soon:
“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 Relativity…they’re the ones »
- Gary Collinson
In December, Relativity Studios chose video music director Corin Hardy to replace F. Javier Gutiérrez as the new director of their reboot of The Crow. Hardy is at the Sundance film festival showing off his feature film debut The Hollow and while he was there he took some time to express how much of fan he is of James O'Barr's graphic novel and the original film. He also shared what he would like his version of The Crow to be. “I also 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," Hardy told Fangoria. "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 »
The incredibly prolific Michael Winterbottom had two 2014 titles, so we’re sure to see this latest project materialize before the end of the year, though major cast has not yet been announced since the news broke during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. While The Trip to Italy was a light piece of entertainment, Winterbottom’s other 2014 title, The Face of an Angel, which played Venice and Toronto wasn’t as well received, even though it was a compelling take on how we adapt true crime stories to film. This latest, The Vatican Connection, seems to be in that vein, based on the real-life story of the NYPD detective who first uncovered the Vatican Bank’s links to the Mafia in the 1970s.
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11 items from 2015
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