…that still isn’t Tom Hiddleston.
It’s been a rocky road through pre-production on The Crow reboot which is scheduled to go into production later this year. Edward R. Pressman, producer of the 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, is behind the new film as well. After Dracula Untold star and future Gaston Luke Evans departed the project earlier this year, the team behind the scenes has landed on and officially hired Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston to play the tragic hero. In addition to playing cult favorite Eric Draven, Huston has landed the lead in the Ben-Hur remake which will also go into production later this year.
In addition to finding a new leading man, the production recently had to find a new director after F. Javier Gutiérrez left the project to direct Rings, the third installment in the American Ring franchise, which is currently in production and scheduled to hit cinemas this November. Corin Hardy will now be behind the camera on The Crow and won much acclaim as a director for his short film Butterfly. He is said to be an up and coming favorite of Edgar Wright. Screenwriter Claire Wilson is currently taking a pass at the script.
What say you all about this casting news? Was Brandon Lee the definitive Eric Draven, end of story? Is it worth trying to reimagine The Crow on the big screen or is this story better left to the pages of comic books? What about a mini-series based on the favorite dark hero? Tell us your thoughts below!