Star Luke Evans Says “The Crow” Remake Will Stick Closer To The Comic Book

January 9, 2014

At the British Academy Film Awards 2014, actor Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) spoke to Red Carpet News TV about his upcoming role as Eric Draven in THE CROW remake from director Francisco Javier Gutiérrez.

On the story and fan expectations:

We just want to be as authentic and loyal to the original comic and that means the story will be different. It will be different [from] what people are expecting. It’s not about ripping off the Brandon Lee movie. That stands alone as a piece of brilliant cult film and a great performance. But we’re going back to the book, the original book and that’s exciting because we’re bringing to the screen a lot of parts of the story that were never really told. It’s our chance to do it differently, but as loyal and respectful of the original storyline as we possible can.

On putting on The Crow makeup and costume:

It will be interesting won’t it? I don’t know how it will feel. I have yet to think about that too much, I’m just prepping, it’s all very physical at the moment.

After years of development hell, Relativity Media‘s remake of The Crow will soon begin filming. Luke Evans will star and rumors state that Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) and Kristen Stewart are being considered for roles.

The original comic book was published in 1989 by Caliber Comics. James O’Barr stated that he wrote the comic as a way of dealing with the death of his girlfriend at the hands of a drunk driver. O’Barr is involved as a creative consultant.

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