Are you ready for a new Crow and Dracula? Luke Evans, the human hero of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and bad guy of Fast & Furious 6 is very much in demand these days, and the Welsh actor took time to give updates on two of his highly anticipated projects: A new version of The Crow, and Dracula Untold.
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Taking on a cult character originated by the late Brandon Lee back in 1994, all eyes are on Evans and his new take on Eric Draven in the upcoming reboot of The Crow, which had Bradley Cooper attached at one point and the likes of Tom Hiddleston and James McAvoy also rumored to be swirling around the project. Cast by Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez, Evans explains that the film is "not a sequel, it's a revisioning of the original story, so it'll be a very different story to the one that people are aware of with Brandon's performance and [his] film."
Evans says he feels "a sense of responsibility to do a good job," but also to tell a good story that incorporates a lot of material from the original graphic novel: "We're bringing source material that was never used in the original film. We're going right back to the beginning."
Saying that he's already done makeup tests and continues to do training for the role, he adds of the project, "It'll be very loyal, and we have a lot of integrity to the original film, and I think with the group of people that we have making it now, they have so much care and attention and love for the original that hopefully we'll provide a very, very good film."
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No release date has been set yet for The Crow. Watch the video for Evans' update on Dracula Untold, out in October 2014, as well as a nice sense of humor about the bloodsucking character.