Luke Evans Reaffirms That He Probably Will Not Star In THE CROW
At one time, Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, Furious 6) was gung ho about starring in the remake of The Crow, however, Evans continues to state he's busy for the next 12 months.
Luke Evans' Dracula Untold may have been derided by film critics but it earned $215.5 M USD at the global box office off an estimated production budget of $70 M USD. Hollywood typically sours on actors if they become box office poison and Evans definitely doesn't fit that definition, starring in Furious 6 and The Hobbit franchise in just the last two years. Still, it appears that Relativity and Evans are prepared to part ways on the project as Evans has stated that he's busy filming other projects for the next year and filming on The Crow reboot projected to begin this Spring. In fact, it sounds like Relativity is not in contact with Evans at all anymore, concerning the cult -classic Caliber Comics adaptation. "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 [distributor] Relativity…they’re the ones who are really holding the strings to this story and this character. But yeah, I don’t think it’s gonna be something I’m gonna be doing for a while. I’ve got about four or five different projects which I’m lining up for this year, which will take up the majority of my 12 months. So not in the near future, unfortunately."
Evans also acknowledges that with F. Javier Gutiérrez no longer set to direct, the initial plans for the reboot to adhere closer to the source material than the 1994 film that starred Brandon Lee. "It’ll be a different concept, a different director, a different script, and who knows where it will go? I mean, when I was in conversations with everybody it was about being as honorable to the book and loyal to the book as possible. And that meant it would be a very different film to the one that was made with Brandon Lee. Which was a good thing in a way. I mean, it wasn’t that we were trying to replicate something. It was, we were gonna go back to the book and be as completely truthful as possible. But who knows where it’ll go? And who knows whether I’ll be playing it or somebody else.”
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