A Detailed Review of the Upcoming Reboot of The Crow; Luke Evans Will Star
The project this week that has provided for numerous rumors and speculation is the hotly debated reboot of The Crow. First, we learned that Tom Hiddleston (Avengers, Thor) was in talks to star in the film. Soon after, that rumor was laid to rent and a new name was brought up; True Blood and Battleship star Alexander Skarsgard. Both of whom would have been interesting choices for the role of Eric Draven. Of course other names have come and gone as well, including Mark Wahlberg.
We can now confirm (via Deadline) that Welsh actor Luke Evans has signed on to take on the lead role of the film. Evans can next be seen in the upcoming sixth installment of the popular Fast & Furious franchise this summer. He’ recently signed to play Dracula in Dracula Year Zero and will be seen as Bard the Bowman in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Evans was the original choice for the role, but due to his schedule for promoting The Hobbit, he wasn’t able to the role. However, Relativity Media has opted to push film back into Spring of 2014 to accommodate his schedule. He’s good, so I have complaints there. My issue is with the next part of this story: the script.
There are some SPOILERS BELOW, so of you don’t want to know, then you’d better stop reading!
Da7e over at Latino Review was able to read the script for the upcoming film and as he reports, nothing can save this one. Before I go on, know that Da7e has a good history with the previous films in The Crow series, so I’m pretty sure this take is pretty legit. What he has to say is pretty discouraging if I’m being honest. Just to hit on a few points, most folks know Eric Draven as a rock musician who, along with his fiancee, is murdered. He is resurrected to take vengeance on those responsible for his death and the death of his lover. One glaring change is that Draven is now a police officer who is murdered because he got too close to the truth on a certain case. Not only that, but this time around, Draven is an orphan. And his fiancee, Shelly is also an orphan. And the pair have known each other since they were wee little tots! I will let you check out the video below if you want more information. Should this be the script they move forward with, fans of the franchise will not be thrilled with the changes. I’m not a die-hard fan, but this just sounds bad from beginning to end. My faith in this project has greatly dwindled. Director F. Javier Gutierrez has got an uphill battle to fight here. Share your thoughts below!
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Source : Latino Review