A few days ago it was confirmed that Jack Huston will be playing the role of Eric Draven in The Crow remake, which will be directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow). Now comes some more casting news, and a little bit about the film itself.
The Crow creator James O’Barr had a panel interview at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention recently, and the forty five minute video can be seen below, where he answers a number of question about the new The Crow film.
O’Barr says that the deal is about to be signed for Downtown Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay (above) to join the cast as Shelly, Eric Draven’s girlfriend who gets murdered. For those who don’t know, Draven gets murdered with her, but comes back from the dead with a Crow showing him the way to have his revenge.
Speaking of The Crow itself, O’Barr revealed that in the new film the bird will speak to Draven, like it does in the comics. The idea is to bring the Crow to life using sinister stop-motion effects.
Hardy is directing the new film, which at the moment is receiving mixed messages from fans. The original film is a classic, and many are angry at it being remade, but the new film will shoot in Belgium later this year, with a cast of mainly British actors.
O’Barr also states below that he hopes the new film can be the start of a new franchise of his graphic novel, and should this remake be successful, the idea is to make further films in different settings and time periods.