Much like Eric Draven himself, the remake of "The Crow" just won't die. The movie has been in limbo for years, with seemingly countless directors and stars attached, but with a director and script in place, it's time to find their leading man.
Deadline is reporting that Jack Huston, who played war vet Richard Harrow in "Boardwalk Empire," is in early talks with Relativity to star as the comic book protagonist. In James O'Barr's beloved graphic novel, Draven returns from the dead to get revenge on the guys who murdered him and his beloved fiancé Shelly on Devil's Night. The two were to be married the next day - on Halloween, natch. The role was made famous by Brandon Lee, who was accidentally killed during filming. Sequels to "The Crow" were dismal, but the original is a spooky '90s classic.
Huston has a ton of high-profile projects coming up, such as "The Longest Ride," "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," and "Ben-Hur," which he's currently filming. Whether or not this bird will fly remains to be seen.
The film will begin filming this spring, with a script by Cliff Dorfman ("Warrior") and Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") in the director's chair. [Deadline]