James McAvoy Reportedly Circling Lead Role In THE CROW Remake

X-Men: First Class' James McAvoy, who will soon reprise his Charles Xavier role in Days Of Future Past, is apparently the latest name attached to the role of Eric Draven in Relativity's remake of The Crow.

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By Paul Romano - 2/25/2013


Here's an interesting potential casting report. It has been a while since we heard anything about Relativity's new adaptation of James O'Barr's The Crow, which has F. Javier Gutierrez attached to direct and Cliff Dorfman writing the script. We have heard several names attached to the lead role of Eric Draven, with Bradley Cooper once attached to star and both Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum considered potential candidates. Now, according to Bloody-Disgusting (who previously broke the news that Wahlberg was in "serious discussions"), a new actor is linked to the remake. James McAvoy, best known for his roles as Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class and Wesley Gibson in Wanted, is said to be circling the role of Draven, who is "brutally murdered [and] comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder." However, it's possible that McAvoy's commitment to X-Men: Days Of Future Past (which starts shooting this April) will keep him from taking on The Crow. Brandon Lee most famously played the character in Alex Proyas' 1994 classic. Stay tuned to CBM for more news on the film as we have it.









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marvel72 - 2/25/2013, 5:47 AM
wrong choice,i'm not sure who i would cast but mcavoy wouldn't be a contender.

actually when i think about it don't remake the first crow movie make a new one that is watchable.

F*CKIN CLASSIC!

ATrueHero1987 - 2/25/2013, 5:56 AM
Yes, The Crow with Brandon Lee was a great movie!
SunfireUrA55 - 2/25/2013, 5:58 AM
Here we go again. Leave the piece alone. It doesn't need a remake. Go find new materials to make you idiot producers.
Triptheorist - 2/25/2013, 6:03 AM
It was done perfectly the first time. Leave it alone.
Hodor - 2/25/2013, 6:05 AM
File this under: DO NOT WANT.

Leave the Eric Draven character alone. Use someone else to tell your Crow story.
Spock - 2/25/2013, 6:20 AM
I AM THINKING TO MYSELF, HMM REALLY R WILL STILL MULLING THIS ONE OVER.

I think we are all on the SAME PAGE! DO NOT PASS GO OR COLLECT $200 ON THIS.

@hollywood, if u want to remake something, redo HOWARD THE DUCK :)
ManOfKrypton - 2/25/2013, 6:22 AM
There's only one Eric Draven - That's Brandon Lee you're trying to fill shoes you'll never fill! Never!!!!
BANE5000 - 2/25/2013, 6:51 AM
In all honesty, The Crow is my most favorite movie of all time, its action packed, emotional and has such great visuals and a passionate perfomance by the late Brandon Lee...I just hope they leave this remake idea alone
CharlesLord - 2/25/2013, 6:52 AM
does crow really need a remake tho?
KNIGHT3000 - 2/25/2013, 6:53 AM
LEAVE THE CROW ALONE, THE MORE I HEAR, THE WORSE IT SOUNDS...

KNIGHT3000 - 2/25/2013, 6:56 AM
USING GUYS LIKE BRADLEY COOPER AND JAMES MCAVOY IS A FRIGGIN INSULT TO BRANDON LEE, JAMES O'BARR, AND THE CROW
dracula - 2/25/2013, 6:58 AM
he should play the doctor
thewonderer - 2/25/2013, 7:04 AM
@imadick

Reading what you write is like listening to those two old [frick]s from the muppets
Shamo - 2/25/2013, 7:05 AM
those crow movies suck anyways.
Happy11 - 2/25/2013, 7:12 AM
The Crow was excellent the following sequels and tv series were an insult to Brandon Lee's name.
Slak - 2/25/2013, 7:14 AM
No!
P862010 - 2/25/2013, 7:22 AM
lmao at the it was done perfect before

well so was batman and spiderman
JoeMomma29 - 2/25/2013, 7:27 AM
Rainpaulo - 2/25/2013, 7:27 AM
They should leave it,a really good show....what I'd like to see done is a Lucas intervention and re release it with some of the effects brought up to speed.
Rothwilder - 2/25/2013, 7:33 AM
No remake....EVER.....don't piss on a classic.

FIRE IT UP!!! FIRE IT UP!!!
TheSuperguy - 2/25/2013, 7:41 AM
This is still happening? Well...okay...
knocturnalzen10 - 2/25/2013, 7:41 AM
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm -_-
SpideySam - 2/25/2013, 7:43 AM
Gusto

You're setting yourself up there dude
Brady1138 - 2/25/2013, 7:48 AM
Don't. Care.
Hammy - 2/25/2013, 7:59 AM
It seems unfathomable that James O'Barr is allowing this event to take place. The original was the one and only and stands alone as it should. I fondly remember seeing it in Philadelphia as a premiere release only by a certain few lucky enough to have tickets.

In addition, the Crow franchise was bilked by the syndicated show "Crow Stairway to Heaven", in which the Eric Draven character must act as a sort of Saviour of others who have been wronged and he must act on their behalf before being reunited with the Shelly character.

It is unrotunate that Hollywood does not seem to have many new or fresh ideas as of late and either recycle or jut plain grab ideas from not very popular inspirations. Hey here is an idea, the 1970's game "Mousetrap" where participants must run from mutated lab rats in order to survive while dodging lethal obstacles.
n1ghtw1ng2832 - 2/25/2013, 8:02 AM
There are so many other CROW Stories to choose from! Leave the original alone!
l0rdleg0las - 2/25/2013, 8:05 AM
don't want a remake, but if it has to be done, get Joseph Gordon Levitt to do it. McAvoy is too mature looking for the part.
gambgel - 2/25/2013, 8:05 AM
havent watched the original yet, but if James gets signed, it would be a totally different role for him, so would be interesting to watch James on the role at least to me
DoodPool - 2/25/2013, 8:18 AM
better then bradley cooper. Also i think the movie should take place in the 80s like the comic.
DoodPool - 2/25/2013, 8:21 AM
tho really i'm not interested in a crow reboot at all. First one did it perfect. All you can do is make the crow LIKE OTHER MOVIES (like all remakes).
Facade - 2/25/2013, 8:21 AM
What a mistake.
animeex - 2/25/2013, 8:32 AM
No to him in the part but more over NO to the re-make. A good man died during the making of this great flick and the way to show respect is a remake? I think it should be left alone out of Respect to Brandon Lee. Is Hollywood that bad that they just have to remake everything for some more money. I am sure they are and sure they will. Sad!
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/25/2013, 8:43 AM
leave the crow alone!
riseofloganX36 - 2/25/2013, 8:49 AM
He sucked as charels and he would rape the crow.

See what i mean people why when they make remakes they make them teenagers?

And theres alot of movies they shoulden't of remade. Spider-Man X-Men, friday the 13th, nightmare on elmstreet, wisard of oz.

@OmgitsmarshallLee yes lest remake everything and make them teenagers cause it's cool being a teenager is cool.

UNTIL next time TRUE BELIEVERS!
Hodor - 2/25/2013, 9:06 AM
@Hammy- O'Barr doesn't have control over the film rights. I talked to him at the ComicCon in New Orleans. His exact quote (and I'll never forget it) was: "I don't care if they get Johnny Depp to star in it, and Ridley Scott to direct the thing. They'll never accomplish what Brandon did."
JMESS - 2/25/2013, 9:06 AM
[frick] that. not him, just them doing any movie after the 1st in general.
tirolo - 2/25/2013, 9:10 AM
The Crow in my opinion is a great movie but I don't care if they will remake it.Whether it's good or bad will not take anything from the classic that the original was.Who knows,it may be good.Now I've got to watch the original again because it's AWEEESOOOMEEEEEE!!!!
Jer3miah - 2/25/2013, 9:29 AM
They seriously do NOT need to do a remake of this film. Don't fix what ain't broke, dumbass hollywood.
DaymanAHHAHAH - 2/25/2013, 10:11 AM
2 words: Jared Leto
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