Tom Hiddleston, best known for his role as Loki in Thor and The Avengers, is in early discussions to play Eric Draven in Relativity Media’s reboot/reimagining of The Crow, according to website TheWrap.
They were given this knowledge by sources close to the project.
Based on the James O’Barr comic book series that was previously adapted in 1994 starring the late Brandon Lee, The Crow follows a man who returns from beyond the grave to avenge his death and that of his fiancée.
Ed Pressman of Pressman Film and Kevin Misher of Misher Films are producing with Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Jeff Most. Dan Farah of Farah Films will executive produce with Relativity’s Tucker Tooley. Hiddleston recently had dinner with producers and sent them a makeup test that he did on his own in London. He will undergo a legit makeup test soon.
Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) is directing the film from a script by Cliff Dorfman (Warrior). Production is tentatively scheduled to begin this fall.
Many feel the property should be left alone. Does this bit of casting news change anything, should the property be given a second chance like its hero? Or should it be left to rest in peace?