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.

Last Updated: February 26, 2013

Darryn Bonthuys

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