Luke Evans talks about starring in The Crow reboot

News Glen Chapman
10 Jan 2014 - 06:19

The star of The Crow reboot, Luke Evans, has been chatting about the forthcoming film, and here's what he had to say...

With his recent role in The Desolation Of Smaug under his belt, Luke Evans is an actor whose profile is on the rise. He's put in solid work for years, but a number of the roles that he has in the pipeline could propel him to household name status - which is deserved, after he gleefully unleashed a military tank on innocent road users as the villain in Fast & Furious 6 last year.

One such name-making project is the reboot of The Crow, though many will take a negative attitude to it, given that it's another remake or reboot of a beloved property. But like RoboCop, it's also a reboot of a beloved property that has spawned a number of, shall we say, sub-par sequels, and a new take on the film is hardly going to damage opinion of the original any more than the sequels that came before it.

Evans has been chatting about the film recently, and here's what he had to say.

“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 be as loyal and respectful to the original storyline as we possibly can.”

It certainly sounds positive. Evans clearly knows the original and what it means to people, which is a good sign. The hardened cynics among you, however, may point out that the 'going back to the original source' line was trotted out by Spike Lee in relation to the OldBoy remake, and that wasn't exactly a hit.

Evans concluded by addressing the makeup and whether or not he will be wearing it.

“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 preparing, it's all very physical at the moment.”

No release date has been set for The Crow however production is expected to begin this year.

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