X-Men star James McAvoy has not been nominated for an acting Oscar yet, but he is possibly the latest name rumored to be attached to the role of Eric Draven in Relativity’s long-gestured remake of The Crow.
As you may remember, Bradley Cooper was once attached to star and both Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum considered potential candidates. Take this casting news with a grain of salt because the same Bloody-Disgusting previously broke the news that Wahlberg was in ‘serious discussions.’
F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) took over the directing gig more than a year ago, with the script getting a rewrite from Jesse Wigutow (TRON: Legacy sequel).
The film is gritty reboot of the iconic character Eric Draven, played by Brandon Lee in the original, who is ‘brutally murked (and) comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murk.’
Unfortunately, Lee tragically died playing in Alex Proyas’ cult film, which is based on the comic book by James O’Barr.
The only question is why does The Crow need to be rebooted? To this question the only answer seems to be of course: Hollywood.