?There were some rumors last November that Luke Evans was stepping away from The Crow reboot and another actor was being courted. Not the case, however, as Luke Evans spoke recently to Red Carpet News TV about the project. And based on his quotes…yeah, sounds like he's pretty deep into prep on the film.
He maintains that the film will be loyal to the source material and not a re-hash of the 1994 film that starred Brandon Lee.
"Well, we just want to be as authentic and loyal to the original comic as possible, and that means the story will be different. It'll be different from what people are expecting. It's not about us ripping off the Brandon Lee movie, that stands alone as a brilliant piece of cult film and a great performance, but we're going back to the book, the original book. And that's exciting because we're bringing to the screen a lot of parts of the story that were never really told. So yeah, it's our chance to do it, to do it differently, but to be as loyal and respectful of the original storyline as we possibly can."
When asked how he felt about putting on the iconic make-up for the film, Evans responded:
"It'll be interesting won't it to do that? I don't know how it will feel, I've yet to think about that too much. I'm just prepping, it's all very physical at the moment."
Set to be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez, the film's script is written by Cliff Dorfman and will feature series creator James O'Barr as a creative consultant. The Crow is expected to begin production in 2014, but no release date is currently set.