Cast as Eric Draven in the upcoming reboot of The Crow, Luke Evans has been speaking to Red Carpet News TV about how the film will be faithful to the source material.
The Welsh actor said, “Well, 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. It’s not about us ripping off the Brandon Lee movie, that stands alone as a brilliant piece of cult film and a great performance, but we’re going back to the book, the original book. And that’s exciting because we’re bringing to the screen a lot of parts of the story that were never really told. So yeah, it’s out chance to do it, to do it differently, but to be as loyal and respectful of the original storyline as we possibly can.”
Asked his thoughts on donning the iconic Crow make-up, Evans replied, “It’ll be interesting, won’t it, to do that? I don’t know how it will feel. I’ve yet to think about that too much. I’m just prepping. It’s all very physical at the moment.”
F. Javier Gutierrez is directing this latest version of The Crow, with very little details known on the cast. The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus is apparently in talks to join the reboot in an unspecified role, whilst the story will follow the tragic, tormented tale of Eric Draven. After he and his ‘one true’ are brutally murdered, Draven channels the spirit of The Crow to come back from the dead and exact some good old-fashioned revenge.
No release date has been announced for Gutierrez’s The Crow at this time, but production is expected to start in the next few months.