Luke Evans is The Crow for director F. Javier Gutierrez

Luke Evans

Well, after months of speculation and searches for an actor to take over the role of Eric Draven in THE CROW reboot, it looks like they’ve finally found their man.  And the lucky winner/loser (depending on your view of the reboot) is Luke Evans.  I don’t know if you’d recognize Luke Evans if you saw him walking down the street, but the guy has been in several things you might have seen, including THE THREE MUSKETEERS, IMMORTALS, THE RAVEN and he’s the villain in the upcoming FAST AND FURIOUS 6 and he has the upcoming HOBBIT films and DRACULA coming up.  So he’s going to be a very busy guy over the next couple of years.

The original story of THE CROW centers on musician Eric Draven, who along with fiancee, is brutally murdered by a group of thugs.  But he gets possessed with superhuman powers, aided by a crow and gets vengeance on those that did him wrong.  The new version of the film will be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez and it’s presumed that he’ll stick closely to the original story. (Deadline)

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