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There are some who think The Crow is a cursed production given the subject matter and the deaths of actor Brandon Lee and The Crow: Stairway to Heaven stuntman, Marc Akerstream. But Luke Evans is unfazed by any such rumors. Evans told The Metro, "I’m not one of those superstitious people. It is incredibly sad that Brendon died making the movie. He was a very talented actor. It is a very beautiful story, The Crow. It is a very tragic story with huge emotional themes. We plan to tell the story differently and with a lot of integrity to the original comic book." Evans recent comments concerning the comic book source material are completely different from the statement he made back in May when he said his version would essentially be a remake of the original 1994 Brandon Lee film. Perhaps there's been a change in the script since »
The launch of "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" Season two kicks off our coverage of new fights (and fighters) for the Machinima web series. Check out the first episode below. Later today, we'll bring you interviews with some of the stars and creators who've brought the battle for Earthrealm to your PC.
2:30 Est - Interview: Casper Van Dien (Johnny Cage)
4:30 Est - Interview: Director Kevin Tancharoen
He's played everything from a heartbroken assassin ("Crying Freeman") to the Crow ("The Crow: Stairway to Heaven"), to a turbo-charged martial artist with a super-powered heart (my personal favorite, "Drive"), and this week, six-time award-winning Kung Fu and karate champion martial artist Mark Dacascos takes on the role he feels he was born to play: Shaolin monk Kung Lao in the second season of "Mortal Kombat: Legacy."
Dacascos and I spoke about why this role was, in a way, a dream come true, the »
- Charles Webb
Having passed through the hands of a couple of directors and with virtually every actor in Hollywood having been linked to the lead role of Eric Draven, Relativity Media's remake of The Crow is finally set to move forward early next year, with F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) directing Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) in the latest adaptation of James O'Barr's comic book series. And if you weren't convinced that the film was finally moving ahead, Shock Till You Drop have the very first teaser poster, which you can check out right here...
Evans will become the third actor to portray Eric Draven, with Brandon Lee headlining Alex Proyas' 1994 box office hit in what tragically proved to be his final role, and Mark Dacascos starring in the short-lived 1998 TV series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven. As yet, there's no confirmed release date for the remake, »
- Flickering Myth
The Fast & Furious 6 star, who will play Eric Draven in the rebooted comic book franchise, told Digital Spy that he is yet to test out the character's striking facial make-up for the role.
Asked if the new version will retain an underground rock soundtrack, Evans said: "I don't know. With the face [make-up] it might be Kiss, you never know!"
The original Crow, released in 1994, starred the late Brandon Lee as a rock musician who is murdered then revived to avenge the death of his girlfriend.
In the new Crow, the eponymous character will reportedly be a slain police officer.
The Crow, to be directed by F Javier Gutiérrez, is based on the comic book series by James O'Barr. The 1994 incarnation spawned three movie sequels and short-lived TV series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven. »
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 »
- Flickering Myth
James McAvoy is currently gearing up for a return as Professor Charles Xavier in Bryan Singer's mutant superhero epic X-Men: Days of Future Past, but if rumours are to be believed the British actor may be lining up another comic book movie adaptation, with Bloody Disgusting reporting that the Wanted star is circling Relativity Media's remake of The Crow.
Based upon James O'Barr's acclaimed 1989 comic book, The Crow centres on Eric Draven, a man who comes back to life in order to extract revenge against the people responsible for killing him and his fiancee. Draven was first portrayed by Brandon Lee (Showdown in Little Tokyo) in director Alex Proyas' (Dark City) 1994 film adaptation, while Mark Dacascos (Brotherhood of the Wolf) appeared as the character in the short-lived 1998 TV series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven.
McAvoy becomes the latest name to be linked to the lead role in the new remake, »
- Flickering Myth
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