The Crow remake has lost a number of directors over the years, and last December the latest director to quit the project was F. Javier Gutiérrez. He was quickly replaced with British director Corin Hardy (The Hallow), and with his debut feature film The Hallow winning praise at Sundance, Hardy now sounds like a great directing choice, so long as he stays!
It was last month that Luke Evans, who was attached for well over a year, decided to leave the project also as he could “not wait much longer”, and had other commitments. A replacement for Evans may now have been found as Deadline reports that Jack Huston is being eyed for the leading role of Eric Draven.
Relativity Studios has set its sights on Jack Huston to play the lead character in the Corin Hardy-directed remake of The Crow. Talks are in the early stage. This is the second coveted job Huston has been chased to do since his standout portrayal as the masked, war-scarred assassin Richard Harrow on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Huston right now is starring in the other, playing the lead role in Ben-Hur, the massive pic inspired by the 1959 William Wyler-directed classic that starred Charlton Heston. The adaptation of the 1880 Lew Wallace novel is being directed by Timur Bekmambetov for MGM and Paramount.
Huston is being courted for the role originated by Brandon Lee. Edward R. Pressman is producing with Kevin Misher, Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh, Jeff Most — who produced the original with Pressman — and Jeff Waxman. Tucker Tooley, Bob and Harvey Weinstein and Dan Farah are exec producers.
The Cliff Dorfman-scripted pic will go into production in the spring.