A couple of weeks ago I reported that British actor Jack Huston was the new front-runner to take over the role of Eric Draven, aka The Crow, in Corin Hardy's reboot. Now series creator James O'Barr has confirmed that it is a done deal. At the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, he informed Dread Central that "Jack Huston has definitely been cast" and that he's "really happy with that choice."
O'Barr also revealed that the film will begin shooting in a couple of months and, once again, made clear that this was not going to be a remake of the 1994 film that starred Brandon Lee. This will be a straight-up adaptation of his original graphic novel, which is what got him onboard with the project after he had expressed disdain at the thought of a remake.
This seems to be the final step in getting the production back on course after a turbulent few months. The project has undergone quite a facelift since Halloween. Congrats to Huston. Hope he nails it.
Corin Hardy's The Crow reboot used to be F. Javier Gutiérrez's The Crow reboot. The film, which has no star, was once going to star Luke Evans. Series creator James O'Barr used to be against the film being made- thinking the Brandon Lee original was hallowed ground- but is now onboard with the project with the understanding that it won't be a remake of that film but rather a faithful adaptation of his work. Yes, the development for this film has seen some interesting swings and here's the latest:
It's now being reported that Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston is up for the title role. This isn't Huston's first dance with a coveted role. Once rumored for Marvel's Doctor Strange. Huston would instead go on to secure the lead in the new Ben-Hur. His star is on the rise, and hiring him would be considered a big "get" for the production, which has long been stumbling out of the gate and hopes to begin in the spring.
The Crow will be working off of a script by Cliff Dorfman, who wrote the screenplay for the underrated Warrior back in 2011. Deadline cautions that the deal for Huston is not yet set, but that it looks likely that it will get done.
SOURCE: Dread Central