Luke Evans took a moment out of his busy schedule to discuss his role in the The Crow.
The very idea of a reboot is enough to make fans squirm in their seats. The original movie, though not necessarily the sequels, struck a chord with a lot of folks. Since many feel that you shouldn’t mess around with perfection, most fans have condemned the new flick before production has even started.
Evans has been tapped to star in the Crow reboot for Relativity Media. Although filming isn’t slated to begin until the early part of 2014, the actor is already being assaulted with questions about the project.
During his recent chat about the movie, the Fast and Furious 6 star admitted that he’s a huge fan of the original film. He also revealed that he will play the role of Eric Draven despite rumors that the story would follow a completely different character.
“I’m Eric Draven. I’m the same character. Obviously, he’s been refreshed and brought up to date. We’re reimagining it to a certain extent, but the story and the plot is mostly the same,” Luke Evans explained during a recent sit-down.
As for the 1994 adaptation directed by Alex Proyas and starring the late Brandon Lee, Evans has nothing but positive things to say. If this thing is going to get made, at least it’s in the hands of someone who holds the original in such high regard.
“[The Crow] was a very poignant film from my childhood, which I remember vividly. The soundtrack, also. It was such a solid performance that Brandon Lee gave. It was a very tragic end for somebody that probably would have had a very promising career,” the actor continued.
While director F. Javier Gutierrez has yet to begin production, the film is expected to arrive in theaters at some point next year.
Are you a fan of Luke Evans? What do you think about the actor tackling the role of Eric Draven in the Crow reboot?