by Brett White
After years of searching and seemingly dozens of candidates, the reboot of “The Crow” finally found its leading man in “Fast and Furious 6” actor Luke Evans. And now that Evans has started promoting the latest “Fast” film, interviewers are jumping at the chance to ask him about his future leading role in Javier Gutierrez’s reboot. Empire got to Evans first, getting a little bit of insight into what drew the actor to the role.
“It’s a great script, really great script, a fantastic director – Javier Gutierrez, a Spanish director whose work is fantastic,” says Evans. “We’ve been chatting about it for a while now. It’s been sort of simmering away and I have a lot of passion for that role. I remember it vividly from when I was a kid. It still resonates to this day.”
Evans is referencing the first “Crow” film from 1994, which went on to become a cult hit, as Evans notes.
“I hope people will be able to sort of enjoy a new version of the story and allow a fresh set of eyes on it and don’t worry too much about it being exactly like the last one,” Evans told Empire. “Because I think there is a bit of a cult following to this. People have a sort of ownership of the original. But it’s been twenty years this year. It’s quite a long time since [the first film]. I’m very happy about it.”
Of course “The Crow” has popped up a number of times since the original hit theaters in the mid-90s. Two more feature films were released straight to video in the decade following the original’s success. There was even a Canadian TV show that lasted for one season. But this reboot seems to be “The Crow’s” chance to get back into the spotlight after years spent in low-budget-sequel land.
While production on the film does not yet have a start date, it at least has a leading man who is passionate about the project. That’s a good start.
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