Tom Hiddleston is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming reboot of The Crow.
The co-star of Thor and The Avengers is being considered for the role of Eric Draven in the proposed adaptation of James O’Barr’s iconic comic book series.
A source close to the production told the folks at The Wrap that Tom Hiddleston recently met with The Crow producers for dinner. He provided them with a makeup test he did of himself as the character in hopes that it would convince everyone that he’s right for the role.
To make sure that he looks the part, producers have scheduled Hiddleston to undergo a proper makeup test. It’s unclear when this will take place. However, the source told the website that the character’s look is essential to making the story work on-screen.
Relativity Media, Pressman Film, and Misher Films are producing The Crow reboot. Before the Fall director F. Javier Gutierrez will step behind the camera for the project. He will work from a script provided by Warrior scribe Cliff Dorfman.
This isn’t the first time Relativity Media has attempted to get the project up and running. Once upon a time Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was attached to direct the The Crow reboot with Bradley Cooper in the lead. Both guys later decided to drop out of the film before it ever got off the ground.
To make matters even worse for producers, The Weinstein Company filed a lawsuit against Relativity Media. This suit was later settled out of court.
I, Robot and Dark City director Alex Proyas made his Hollywood debut with the 1994 adaptation of The Crow. The film featured the late Brandon Lee in the lead role. Sadly, the young actor would lose his life while shooting the feature. He was only 28-years-old.
What do you think about The Crow reboot coming together at Relativity Media? Do you feel Tom Hiddleston is the right person to portray Eric Draven in the movie?