The last we heard about the upcoming remake of “The Crow,” the lead role was rumored to be offered to Bradley Cooper and James McAvoy. However, The Wrap has reported that Tom Hiddleston is in early talks to play Eric Draven in Relativity Media’s reimagining of James O’ Barr’s gothic comic character The Crow.
The Crow was previously remade in the cult classic 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, who later died during the filming of the project. The film follows a man who returns from death to get revenge on those who killed him. The movie also had several sequels.
The reboot will be directed by Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Guttierez from a script by Cliff Dorfman with production planned to start in the fall depending on various factors. Ed Pressman (Pressman Film), Kevin Misher (Misher Films) are producing with Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, Jeff Most and others.
The film is based on the comic book of the name written by James O’Barr. He wrote the original comic to deal with the death of his girlfriend after she was killed by a drunk driver.
There is no word on the projected release date for the film or who else will star in the project. Hiddleston is most known for his role as Loki in Marvel’s The Avengers of which he will reprise the role in the upcoming film, Thor: The Dark World.
Buckle up Hot Topic tweens, a new Crow is in town for your deep and misunderstood angsty worship.