The Crow reboot takes a step closer to reality after finding its star in Luke Evans. Evans will play Eric Draven, the role held by Brandon Lee in Alex Proyas' The Crow, based on the comic book by James O'Barr. Lee died tragically while filming after a prop gun filled with blanks misfired and fatally wounded the actor.
Evans (Immortals, The Raven) was reportedly the first choice of The Crow reboot director F. Javier-Gutierrez, but Evans' schedule was already jam-packed with Fast & Furious 6, Dracula: Year Zero, and the next two The Hobbit movies. After the studio went after a few other options that didn't pan out, they decided to push back production on The Crow to accomodate Evans' schedule. The Crow will go into production in early 2014.