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It’s somewhat ironic that a movie franchise about a man who is killed but refuses to stay dead, and returns as an avenging superhero of sorts, just refuses to die. This remake of “The Crow” has been in the works for years, with actors and directors coming and going in bunches.
As it currently stands right now, Spanish director F. Javier Gutierrez is on the hook to direct, but first he needs a star. According to Bloody-Disgusting, that star might be “X-Men: First Class’s” James McAvoy, who the horror site reports as “circling” the long-gestating reboot.
And that’s all we really know. He’s “circling” the project. Who knows what that means in Hollywood these days with all these leaks where you have absolutely no idea where they’re coming from. It could be the studio chief himself to a nosy janitor.
In any case, a remake of “The Crow” would re-do the 1994 original adaptation of James O’Barr’s comic book series that starred the late Brandon Lee, and was directed by Alex Proyas. At this point it would be easier to list all the actors and directors who haven’t been attached to this thing at one point or another, so let’s just say that lots of people have tried to give this a whirl and either failed or just plain skedaddled.
Let’s see what Professor X has to say about the matter…