“The Crow” creator James O’Barr gas gave us an update about his The Crow reboot, starring Luke Evans
“[W]e’re not remaking the movie,” says O’Barr. “We’re readapting the book. My metaphor is that there is a Bela Lugosi ‘Dracula’ and there’s a Francis Ford Coppola ‘Dracula’. They use the same material, but you still got two entirely different films. This one’s going to be closer to ‘Taxi Driver’ or a John Woo film, and I think there’s room for both of them. Part of the appeal of ‘The Crow’ comics, after all, is that they can tell very different stories.”
As such, we’re going to see Luke Evans play the same Eric as in the original comic. That won’t, however, be Brandon Lee’s Eric Draven.
“If you read the comic, Eric and Shelley never have their last names revealed,” O’Barr continues. “Hopefully, this is one area the new movie being more faithful to the comic will come into play, and Eric won’t be going by Eric Draven in the new film. Luke Evans may play Eric, but Brandon Lee will forever be Eric Draven… [N]o one understands that fear more than me. Brandon Lee was a friend and I’d never do anything to hurt his legacy.”
O’Barr also explains that, as per one of his requests when agreeing to sign on for the project, he has control over the film’s soundtrack. That’s the same deal he had on the 1994 Alex Proyas version and that’s one area where fans can expect some similarities.
“We’re including some music I’d wanted to originally, but just couldn’t get the rights to,” says O’Barr. “Some actual Joy Division songs. Some vintage Cure songs. I’m still pretty active in the music industry, and there is a lot of neo-goth bands out there, that have that same sound, and I’ve talked to some of them about contributing, and they’re very excited about it.”
Overall, O’Barr has very high hopes for the new film and has already signed off on Evans’ look.
“I’ve seen him in the make-up, too” says O’Barr, “and he looks great… I think the studio understands that if they want a ‘Crow’ ‘franchise’, they have to get it right. We’re hoping to begin production later this month, and start shooting in the spring.”
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Ben Wheatley is make his first US movie, called Free Fire starring Luke Evans, Armie Hammer and Olivia Wilde
unexpected shift of direction for the British film-maker, most widely known for offbeat takes horrors and black comedies, the modern movie is being pitched as a noirish new England gangster flick about a arms deal gone wrong.
Luke Evans is going to take the lead role in the film, which can be budgeted at $10m and has a powerful supporting cast such as the Lone Ranger’s Armie Hammer
The plot Free Fire will be a spin off disastrous arms deal in an abandoned Boston warehouse in 1978 that soon descends right into a shootout. Wilde stars as Justine, the woman who brokered the meeting with Murphy and Smiley as two Irish gangsters and the hammer and Evans as the leaders of a separate crowd. The film is due to shoot in spring 2015 and pitched to distributors at the upcoming American Film Market in Santa Monica.
The Welsh actor admits he loved his elaborate costume at first, because it “turned heads” on set – but he had to moderate his liquid intake as a quick trip to the bathroom was, in fact, a huge drama.
He explains, “It’s hard to move in the armour and fight in the armour, and I was unable to sit down in that armour. So, whenever I was in the armour, I would spend 12 hours standing or leaning.
“I couldn’t pee. It would take 20 minutes to get the armour off so I could pee. There were very scary moments where I didn’t get to the toilet quick enough! It looked good but you suffer for your art.”
Hollywood producer Edward Pressman has open up about The Crow reboot with The National exclusively and said the fil, is set to go into production in spring of 2015.
“We’re doing a new Crow film. We’re doing a whole reinvention of The Crow, which will be starting next spring. It’s developed. We have the script. We can’t say who’s starring in it, but we have one. It starts shooting in the spring.”
Pressman wouldn’t say who’s starring in the movie, but its existence will be rumoured for a long period now, and at least one actor at January’s BAFTAs seemed fairly clear on who’s starring in the reboot, if less so of when it might happen. The actor was The Hobbit star Luke Evans
Luke Evans new and latest project with starring alongside Olivia Wilde in Ben Wheatley’s film, ‘Free Fire’ which Wheatley revealed his inspirations in a statement
The idea for Free Fire came from my love of hard-boiled crime movies; from The Asphalt Jungle, The Big Sleep, The Killing and The Big Combo through The Driver, Le Samourai and The French Connection, to the modern cycle of Goodfellas, Casino, Hard Boiled and Reservoir Dogs.
Free Fire will take you and stick you in the middle of the action. I want the film to have the stylish, no-nonsense feel that you get in Peckinpah’s The Getaway. It’s a modern ‘70s movie. Muscular, tough and spare.
With report that film will begin filming around spring 2015, with a budget of around $10 million.
Luke Evans is starring in “High and Rise,” a small-budget British film alongside Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller.
“I am reviewing projects that have nothing to do with action movies. But who knows, Tom Cruise, at 50, continues to do action movies,” he said.
“In the future I would like to do more films with contemporary themes. Perhaps comedy, which is something I have done in theater but not in cinema,” he went on to say.
Luke Evans is presenting his new movie “Dracula Untold” in Madrid and shared some of his opinion about the character
He said “This Dracula is more human than vampire,” Evans told Efe. “We did not want to tell a story that everyone already knows by heart. The movie is focused on Vlad Dracula, the historical figure who inspired Stoker’s novel.”
“I think the film contains all necessary ingredients that would appeal to a large segment of the audience,” said Evans
vans said that Universal Company plans to make this Dracula the beginning of a new series of “hero-monsters,” in the vein of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, which would include iconic horror film archetypes such as the Mummy, Frankenstein or the Wolf Man.
“I hope it succeeds,” he said. “For my part, if the audience wanted to see Dracula again, I would be happy to reprise the role. It is an immortal character that can appear anywhere, because it lies beyond time. Possibilities are endless.”