Deadline is reporting that Relativity Studios is looking at Jack Huston to take the lead in their upcoming Corin Hardy-directed remake of The Crow. Based on James O’Batt’s graphic novel (which already saw an excellent adaptation in 1994 helmed by Alex Proyas), the film will have Huston star as Eric Draven, “a rock musician who is revived from the dead to avenge his murder and death of his fiancée.”
Though it’s been through a bit of a troubled production, what with several actors/directors coming and going (Luke Evans was set to star at one point), it looks as if the project is finally about to take off. And while I’m a big fan of the original and am hesitant to see a remake, I think that Huston is a solid choice to lead it.
The actor has significantly increased his star power ever since appearing on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and with an upcoming role in another high-profile remake (MGM’s Ben-Hur), his star will only continue to grow. He’s got the leading man chops and strong screen presence required to take on the part of Eric Draven, and at this point in his career, I think that it’d be a good move for him.
Production on The Crow is set to get underway this Spring. We’ll keep you posted once we hear whether or not this deal goes through, but as of now, Deadline says that it’s looking likely.