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The Welsh native plays Bard the Bowman in "The Hobbit" trilogy, the villain in the upcoming "Fast & Furious 6" and will soon play Dracula in origin story "Dracula: Year Zero." While all of those commitments have raised Evans' star status, they also seemed to place him out of the running for "Crow." But the studio is apparently so smitten with the star that they're willing to give the film a later start.
As Deadline reports, several other actors -- including "Avengers" villain Tom Hiddleston and "True Blood" heartthrob Alexander Skarsgard -- were rumored to be close to landing the role. But Evans was ultimately the guy.
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #24...
The Crow, 1994.
Directed by Alex Proyas.
Based upon James O'Barr's cult underground series, originally published by Caliber Comics in 1989, The Crow stars Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, a musician brought back from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée's murder at the hands of a gang of local thugs.
Tragically, The Crow would prove to be Lee's final movie, the actor dying after sustaining an accidental gunshot wound on set during the filming of a stunt sequence. More than a year after Lee's death, The Crow arrived in cinemas and was a world-wide box office success, pulling »
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American Cinema Editors (Ace) will honor veteran editors Richard Marks, A.C.E. and Larry Silk, A.C.E. with the organization’s prestigious Lifetime Career Achievement Award at the 63rd Annual Ace Eddie Awards on February 16, 2013 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Lifetime Career Achievement Award honors veteran editors whose body of work and reputation within the industry is outstanding. Award-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne and Film Critic Kenneth Turan will present to Marks and two-time Oscar®-winning Documentarian Barbara Kopple will present to Silk. As previously announced, Steven Spielberg will receive the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor and Ace Eddie Award winners in nine categories of film, television and documentaries will be announced. The evening?s Mc will be Actor/Comedian David Cross. Nominees were previously announced and can be viewed online at the Ace website: americancinemaeditors.com. Richard Marks, A.C. »
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Which promising movies fell shortest of expectations?
When we first heard the news that J.J. Abrams had been hired by Disney to continue the adventures of Luke Skywalker and company as the director of Star Wars: Episode VII, we were almost beside ourselves with enthusiasm. After all, as the director of Star Trek (2009), Abrams proved that he could revitalize a classic sci-fi franchise while remaining true to its core concepts and respectful of its legacy. Added to that the fact that Abrams will be shooting from a script written by Academy Award-winner Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) and Episode VII is bound to be the greatest Star Wars movie since Return of the Jedi, right? We'll see. We're keeping our fingers crossed, but gearing down from "enthusiastic" to "hopefully optimistic."
Studios don't set out to make bad movies, yet they churn them out each and every year. Sure, most bad »
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