Is The Crow reboot rebounding with Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston? Looks like they might be. According to Dread Central, Huston is the next and final man to step into the role of Eric Draven, who was famously portrayed by the late Brandon Lee.
In January of 2014, it was reported that Luke Evans had departed the film after director F. Javier Gutierrez was replaced by director Corin Hardy. This was unfortunate, due to the fact that Evans had been attached to the project for a very long time and had expressed his excitement about it.
Many people wondered if this new development meant that the film was dead, but now not only is The Crow reboot alive and well, but it looks like filming it going to be underway in a few months. This is a huge turn around for the production, which has been slowly chugging along since 2013.
Dread Central initially confirmed the news that Huston was stepping in to the role. James O’Barr, the creator of the comic book franchise, confirmed it to the outlet, stating, “Jack Huston has definitely been cast,” and it “will shoot in a couple of months.” According to the site, O’Barr is excited about Jack Huston’s involvement in the film.
When he was still attached, Evans said, “We just want to be as authentic and loyal to the original comic as possible, and that means the story will be different. It’ll be different from what people are expecting… And that’s exciting because we’re bringing to the screen a lot of parts of the story that were never really told.”
When it was announced that Luke Evans was stepping into the role, fans had a mix of opinions about the reboot. It looks like that still hasn’t changed with the news of Jack Huston’s casting.
@SuperheroFeed won’t be as good as Brandon lee. But I’d like to see a remake.
— Booker DeWitt (@bubbav26) March 15, 2015
@SuperheroFeed not sure how to feel about that lol
— ₪ ø Cori lll·o. (@JEZUSCEAZAR) March 15, 2015
Right now, we don’t know if the change of director will affect the intention of the story, but it’s likely that the approach to the reboot will change now that it’s in different hands. Hopefully, production is still looking to bring a fresh, new take on the role.
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