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Luke Evans isn't afraid of tackling a big shiny blockbuster, whether that's "Clash of the Titans," "Fast & Furious 6," or " The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which opens Friday.

Luke Evans took a quick break from chatting about Smaug's desolation to discuss his starring role in the reboot of "The Crow." It's been in limbo so long that our fishnets have unraveled, and yet -- is it really necessary? Well, Evans is here to assuage our fears, sort of.

Evans told TotalFilm, "The script is brilliant. [Cliff] Dorfman has been writing it, and we're still tweaking it... What we want to do is tell the story and bring parts of the original source material into the film that was not done the first time around... There's an awful lot, and there's characters that were never put in the first movie. We're trying to keep it as true to the original story as possible, and we have a fantastic team of people on it." He described F. Javier Gutiérrez as "a wonderful, wonderful, sensitive director who cares so much about telling the story rightly and beautifully and sensitively."

Fans of the original graphic novel the movie is based on will be pleased as well, according to Evans. "People who loved the comic book character and the journey that Eric Draven goes on and The Crow goes on, will be really happy with what we're doing, because it'll be a real joy for anybody who loved... the story, 'cause it's very loyal to them," he said. James O'Barr's dark comic was rereleased in 2010 with new art, new scenes, and even a new ending. This "Crow" will need something special to shake off fans' loyalty to the original movie with the late Brandon Lee, so this could be just the thing.
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