I honestly forgot this film was even happening, but, despite my poor memory, Relativity Media hasn’t given up on their reboot of The Crow.
Bloody Disgusting broke the news a while back that Mark Wahlberg was being eyed for the film, but luckily that casting never happened. Now the guys at BD are telling us Relativity is looking to James McAvoy to take on the role of Eric Draven.
There’s no doubt McAvoy is a better actor than Wahlberg, and would bring a great deal of depth to the tortured soul that is Draven, but I still question whether this film is even needed. Didn’t Brandon Lee and director Alex Proyas nail this character the first time around?
F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) is still attached to direct from a script by Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family), based on James O’Barr’s comic. The new film will once again follow Draven as he avenges his death and the murder of his fiance.
SOURCE: Bloody Disgusting