The Crow Remake is Casting, But Who Should Play Draven?
This is kind of like asking who should play the Joker if Chris Nolan decides to bring him back. We already know that LXG director Stephen Norrington is rebooting Alex Proyas' The Crow, but hasn't cast anyone. Our friends at io9 talked with producer Ryan Kavanaugh who gave them some updates on the project. First he reiterates, "it's not a remake it's literally a relaunch of the franchise." Okay, but is it close to starting? "The Crow is definitely going to happen, we're just getting all the pieces together right now. It's not officially greenlit, but it's going to happen… I think in a couple months we could have the package together for sure."
Kavanaugh obviously wouldn't say who they're looking at to play Eric Draven, the guitarist who is brought back from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée's murder. "We're looking. We're in discussions… I think it's something cool, we're approaching it differently. It's really a whole relaunch of the franchise, much more of a dark superhero type." Sounds like a perfect role for Christian Bale. Are they even going for well-known actors? "It will be an actor you've heard of, yes. We're not ruling anything out. We're looking at both, with the very well known and the 'very talented but they may not be quite there yet.'" My vote is for the latter.
Whoever they end up choosing is going to be scrutinized by a lot of fans until they can prove they're just as good as Brandon Lee was in the original movie. So who would be a good fit for this role? Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Younger or older than that? Or maybe even someone like James Franco? Who should they cast?