Luke Evans has dropped out of Relativity’s new adaptation of the comic book The Crow. The Wrap received confirmation of the actor’s departure from his publicist, citing that Evans was looking to pursue other projects.
This follows remarks Evans made last month while doing the press rounds for the last Hobbit film that he probably wouldn’t be doing the film. It is possible that the continued delays in getting the project in front of cameras is what lead Evans to drop out. Evans signed onto the film when F. Javier Gutiérrez was still attached to direct. Corin Hardy signed onto to direct in early December after Gutiérrez dropped out of the project.
Hardy is reported to begin his search for a replacement in earnest after he finishes with the duties related to the premier of his debut feature The Hallow at the Sundance Film Festival this week.
Evan’s departure marks yet another person who has been attached to the film since the remake was announced in 2008. Previously, Bradley Cooper and Tom Hiddleston were booth mooted to take part.
James O’Barr’s iconic 1989 miniseries about the spirit of a musician who returns from the afterlife to wreck vengeance on the criminals who killed him and his fiancee was previously brought to the big screen by director Alex Proyas and starred Brandon Lee.