It seems like the reboot of The Crow is cursed. First Dracula Untold star Luke Evans was cast to play the lead role of Eric Draven - and quit.
Now a second lead has walked out! Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston was cast as Draven and dropped out just before shooting, Variety reports. The Crow is already in pre-production, with director Corin Hardy lamenting:
"Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on 'The Crow.' 'The Crow’ is an amazing project and I am grateful that we have the time and patience to get it right. We look forward to unveiling our new lead and starting to film over the next several weeks."
The loss of not one but TWO actors for the lead role is inauspicious for the project, long awaited by fans of Eric Draven. The original 1994 Crow movie is tinged with tragedy following the accidental death of its star, Brandon Lee, on set.
Just to recap, THIS is how awesome Brandon Lee was as Draven.
Fans were relieved to hear of the affection original helmer Javier Gutierrez had for Lee's Draven but - well, he left the project, too. New director Corin Hardy is promised to have a 'tremendous vision' for the reboot, but Crow lovers are understandably cautious.
Studio backers Relativity are considering Jack O'Connell and Nicholas Hoult for the role of Eric Draven, so watch this space!
Who would be better in the role as Eric Draven for the 'The Crow' reboot?