Dammit, James McAvoy is not going to maybe be a clown in THE CROW remake

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There’s no shortage of fine actors in Hollywood, but top of that list would have to be James McAvoy. The man has proven to be an acting heavyweight in the likes of flicks such as The Last King of Scotland and Atonement, while proving that he had action chops in movies such as Wanted and X-Men: First Class.

So what’s next for the Scotsman? Why, possibly a dose of resurrection, leather jackets and mime make up for the upcoming reboot of The Crow.

Based on the James O’Barr comic about an almost unkillable lost soul who revives to take vengeance on those who killed him, The Crow has been in the remake cross-hairs for a year now, when F. Javier Gutierrez signed on to direct it.

Since then, we’ve heard nothing about the project, but much like its source material, it revived itself a year later. Bloody Disgusting reported that James McAvoy is in talks to portray Eric Draven, a role made famous by Brandon Lee, whose tender and emotional portrayal of the character was cut short in a set accident that saw him die for real.

James McAvoy wasn’t the first choice for the role though, as Bradley Cooper, Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum were also considered during various phases on the project. Edward Pressman, Jeff Most and Ryan Kavanaugh are still on board to produce the upcoming Weinstein project.

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Last Updated: February 26, 2013

Darryn Bonthuys

Something wrong gentlemen? You come here prepared to read the words of a madman, and instead found a lunatic obsessed with comics, Batman and Raul Julia’s M Bison performance in the 1994 Street Fighter movie? Fine! Keep your bio! In fact, now might be a good time to pray to it!

  • WernerE

    I don’t know man… The Crow was very 90’s and I wonder if it will be successful in today’s time. I loved the first film, the rest was garbage. “FIRE IT UP! FIRE IT UP!”

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      With you on this! “Like a little worm on a big fucking hook” BEST.

  • Sir Captain Rincethis

    Mark Wahlberg? As the CROW?! RAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEE!

  • Trevor Davies

    No. Just… no.

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