Let's start with the good news.
[The Crow](movie:27465), a remake of the 1994 film, has set a director, unknown Corin Hardy. His previous work includes a short animated film entitled Butterfly and music videos for Ed Sheeran, Keane, and others. This decision has been a long time coming for fans of the graphic novel, after previously attached director F. Javier Gutiérrez dropped out to helm [The Ring 3D](movie:2115723). Let's quickly celebrate over a bit of progress for this long-delayed project!
Now for the bad news. Looks like Hardy's first task as director may be finding a new star.
In an interview with Den of Geek, Luke Evans, who was previously attached as the lead Eric Draven, expressed some disillusionment with how things are progressing. When probed about the status of the project, Evans responded directly:
It’s not [progressing], no. No at the minute The Crow is not, not for me, I think it’s a little… I mean I’m sure it’s going to go ahead at some point, but I have other projects that are greenlit and ready to go and projects that I’m very interested in and you know, I can’t wait much longer! [laughs]
Yikes. Evans is only getting busier after roles in [Dracula Untold](movie:917159) and [The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies](movie:512312), so his involvement isn't looking very promising. After already losing Bradley Cooper—which, judging by the concept art, could have been awesome—the loss of Evans would be another speed bump in the already-windy road to production.
Any brave actor who takes up the the main role now may be worried about the bad luck that could follow. If Luke Evans officially drops, who would you like to see replace him as Eric Draven?