Here’s another word from The Wrap: The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston may be switching from villain to hero as he’s in early talks to play Eric Draven, the protagonist played by Brandon Lee in the 1994 cult movie The Crow.
Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Guttierez has been long-attached to direct Relativity Media’s reimagining of 1989 James O’ Barr‘s gothic comic character The Crow.
Warrior’s Cliff Dorfman is working on the script with production planned to start in the fall, but it’s not clear whether that’s a fresh take or a rewrite of the earlier draft by Jesse Wigutow.
British actor has already met with producers and submitted a makeup test that will soon be followed by another makeup test to make sure he can get Draven’s look just right. The producers are reportedly intrigued by both Hiddleston’s versatility and his physical talents.
Scottish actor James McAvoy was previously rumored to be in talks to star, but the Marvel baddie Hiddleston is arguably a much bigger star with a huge female fanbase, so it’s a piece of casting that makes a lot of sense.
The concept involves a man who returns from death to get revenge on those who killed him, a pic which spawned a number of sequels after Lee passed away due to an accidental shooting injury he sustained during filming of The Crow.
No word yet on when the movie’s being released.