The Crow is one project that simply refuses to take off. The reboot has been talked about for years now and yet nothing substantial has ever come about. Now, though there’s news of Corin Hardy taking over the director’s chair, the movie has lost its main lead in Luke Evans. So we guess it’s back into standstill mode again.
One can’t blame Evans really. After all, the project has been dragging its feet for far too long now.
Even the directors’ list is a long one with Stephen Norrington first taking over and then giving way to Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Javier Gutierrez then took over a couple of years back and now, even he has taken over the role of executive producer, giving away the honor to Hardy.
Edward R. Pressman, the producer of the original 1994 movie as well as this one, reportedly zeroed in on Hardy thanks to a recommendation by Edgar Wright.
So while an addition has been made on the directorial front, the casting front isn’t so lucky. When asked if he was still a part of The Crow and whether anything noteworthy was happening with it, Evans said, “It’s not [progressing], no, at the minute The Crow is not, not for me, I think it’s a little… I mean I’m sure it’s going to go ahead at some point, but I have other projects that are greenlit and ready to go and projects that I’m very interested in and you know, I can’t wait much longer!”
So, will the loss of Luke Evans delay the movie further or will another actor come aboard soon and get The Crow finally rolling? We will keep you posted!