Luke Evans Updates On THE CROW; Says Remake Will Be "Mostly The Same" As Original
The actor talks about playing Eric Draven in F. Javier Gutiérrez's remake of the classic CBM, and what the original movie and its star Brandon Lee meant to him. He also confirms that -- a bit of "reimagining" aside -- it will indeed be a straight remake.
Luke Evans certainly has a busy time ahead of him. Not only will he play Bard The Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug and the lead role in the new Dracula movie, but he's also signed on to star as Eric Draven in the upcoming remake of The Crow. When this remake was first announced, there were rumors that it would not follow the exact same plot as the original (and of course the original comic from James O'Barr) and veer off into new territory. But while talking to SHH about it, Evans says that although the character will undergo a bit of refreshing, we will be getting pretty much the same story.
"[The Crow] was a very poignant film from my childhood, which I remember vividly. The soundtrack, also. It was such a solid performance that Brandon Lee gave. It was a very tragic end for somebody that probably would have had a very promising career... I'm Eric Draven. I'm the same character. Obviously, he's been refreshed and brought up to date. We're reimagining it to a certain extent, but the story and the plot is mostly the same."
The Crow will shoot next year.
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