I’ve been following the unraveling of the Crow reboot for a few months now. After an interview came to light that gave fans hope for the film, with series creator James O’Barr explaining how he came to support the project and outlining how passionately director F. Javier Gutierrez and star Luke Evans rallied to get him onboard, things began falling apart. Just over a month later, Gutierrez left the project. Within a week of that, rumblings started up that Evans would soon follow him out the door.
Well, now it’s official.
The Wrap is reporting that Evans will no longer play Eric Draven, and that the actor’s camp is citing scheduling conflicts as the primary reason. The primary scheduling conflict? The fact that the production was crawling along at a snail’s pace. While Relativity Media found a replacement director rather quickly, with Corin Hardy being tapped to do it, the production still seemingly has no start date. Evans had been attached to the project for quite some time, while his star power continued to rise, and it looks like the actor was just tired of waiting.
Relativity is currently searching for a replacement to lead the film, which O’Barr described as not a remake of the 1994 Brandon Lee movie, but rather a new adaptation of the actual source material.
SOURCE: The Wrap