Luke Evans Exits ‘The Crow’

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by: Marcus Rivera

The Crow is one of my favorite movies  of all time, I was a huge Brandon Lee fan and after seeing it I never realized till a year later it was a “comic book” movie. So when I heard a remake was being planned by Relativity and Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) was set to star, I was pretty excited but it looks like director Corin Hardy will be searching for a new star for The Crow reboot. Luke Evans has officially exited the project to pursue other projects, his publicist has confirmed to The Wrap.

Relativity declined to comment but with comic book movies all the rage these days, The Crow is a high-profile project in Relativity’s development stable. The reboot was seen as having plenty of potential given the original film’s status as a cult classic.

Evans was poised to play Eric Draven when F. Javier Gutierrez was attached to direct The Crow, but production was delayed and with no new start date in sight, Evans was forced to pass and move on.

He made statements to that effect in December during press rounds for The Hobbit but there was always the hope that Relativity could convince him to stick it out until they found a new director after Gutierrez left to direct Rings for Paramount.

Hardy signed on in early December but has been busy with post-production on his feature debut The Hallow, which premieres at Sundance this week. Now that Evans has officially parted ways with the project, Hardy will have the opportunity to put together his own vision for the film. No names have been mentioned but we will keep you posted when they are.

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