The Crow remake to go into production in 2015

The Crow

Yet another cult classic looks destined to be processed through the Hollywood remake machine

Rumoured for while now, the remake of The Crow appears to be coming closer to fruition. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter Ed Pressman - who shared production duties on the original - stated he hopes the filming for the reboot of the cult gothic horror will commence "in the spring."

While it’s unclear who is to direct, Pressman argues that The Crow “still has a fan base even though it was so long ago" adding in that "the generation today doesn't even know The Crow".

Part of The Crow’s initial success can be attributed to the untimely death of lead Brandon Lee during the making of the film, a tragic story in itself. Indeed several sequels have followed the 1994 original, none of which were particularly good.

The question now arises of who is to play Eric Draven, it’s been rumoured that Bradley Cooper and more recently Tom Hiddleston have been in the running. At the moment it’s thought Luke Evans - who played Vlad III ČšepeČ™ in Dracula Untold - is to take the lead role.

Should production go ahead as Pressman hopes then it is most likely The CroW remake will hit cinemas in 2016.

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