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Tom Hiddleston May Fly To The Crow
From Loki to flocking?

22 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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If the producers behind the remake of The Crow wanted to generate a little attention, then they certainly know how to do it. Because Loki himself – AKA Mr Tom Hiddleston – is in early talks to play Eric Draven in the new film.

According to The Wrap’s sources, the Hiddlestoners’ favourite has already met with producers including Ed Pressman, Kevin Misher and Ryan Kavanaugh and submitted a make-up test he sorted out at home. The next step is apparently a formal test with filmmakers including director F. Javier Gutierrez.

The script, currently credited to Warrior’s Cliff Dorfman, will follow the same basic story, adapted from James O’Barr’s dark graphic novel about rocker Draven and his fiancée, murdered on Devil’s Night only for our hero to be brought by as a supernatural superhero to exact vengeance.

This new take on Draven’s tragic tale has been flapping its way through development limbo for ages now. Mark Wahlberg was attached at one point before Bradley Cooper and James McAvoy were considered. Directors such as Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Stephen Norrington have come and gone.

Hiddleston could certainly handle the darker dramatic sides, and we know he can be funny. What's more, anyone who can go up against Chris Hemsworth has the fighting chops. What say you, Hiddlestoners? Do you want to see him donning the pale makeup and leather gear? Squawk out below.


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Your Comments

Why Not?
I believe in Tom Hiddleston. I know he can do whatever he sets his mind on ;) More

Posted by Ricca at 07:09 on 21 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Unsure
Tom Hiddleston is my favorite actor. rld in the balance, and you bargain for one man? dleston quotes] More

Posted by rassen at 15:58 on 27 April 2013 | Report This Post

Unsure
Like him as an actor but unsure of this casting - i still say find someone unknown for it . So there is no baggage from previous roles More

Posted by buffster28 at 16:02 on 24 April 2013 | Report This Post

I had...
...zero interest in this before, especially when Bradley 'smug mode' Cooper was in the frame. But Hiddleston has me intrigued. He can believably do pain and rage in a way that I don't imagine Cooper and Wahlberg could, and he's not an obvious physical choice, which I like. I just hope they do enough to make this different form the magnificent Brandon Lee version. I've only just recovered from the sequels and the TV show... More

Posted by Beg at 16:34 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: We have to let him a chance
I love the original, but hopefully they can revisit the source material and deliver something different. Though something different will bring complaints. As would something similar (for being pointess). Good luck with that. More

Posted by UTB at 09:52 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

We have to let him a chance
It will be a challenge for Mr Hiddleston to succeed to Brandon Lee. This will not be easy, but I trust him in this project. He will bring something new in the character and at the same time he will respect what Lee has done in this film. We know with Loki that he has a real ability with complicated characters, who have a mind "like a box of cats". This time he will play a hero, but with a dramatic side that Tom can deal, I am sure, with both vulnerability and ferocity. We will support More

Posted by OliviaCarty at 21:41 on 22 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: the remake mill continues...
good point i suppose. If Mark Dacasmos (i had to look up his second name) didnt mar the original then i suppose what does it matter. Im just sick of the movie execs never ending tactic of developing movies for a premade audience. We're all looking forward to the Lone Ranger im sure! More

Posted by jodybriggs at 15:23 on 22 April 2013 | Report This Post

just leave it the fuck alone and dont mess with perfection.there is only one the crow and thats brandon lee! More

Posted by samanthamulder at 12:59 on 22 April 2013 | Report This Post

A(nother) remake I had no interest in...
However, with Hiddleston involved I'd at least stay in the loop in regard to the film's progress and not just completely ignore it. I'm a huge fan of the original though and I really don't envision them delivering something nearly as influential and cool. It is, though, a step forward from the Bradley Cooper production art...did you see those pics!?! Eugh... More

Posted by partybee at 07:03 on 22 April 2013 | Report This Post

"Is That Gasoline I Smell?"
The Brandon Lee original's tough to top, but with Hiddleston attached... it'd be - at the very least - good. More

Posted by Litshttam at 00:02 on 22 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: the remake mill continues...
I'd say leave it alone, but they've already flogged it so much with sequels and TV spinoffs it hardly even matters. In the end, Brandon Lee IS the Crow. More

Posted by rich at 22:59 on 21 April 2013 | Report This Post

the remake mill continues...
just leave it alone! the first movie was a classic. dark, stylish and genuinely moving. Viewed as a standalone and not counting the awful sequels, the first crow was outsanding and left nothing more to say. I do Like Hiddleston but go fetch some new ideas please Hollywood, while there's still a few classics out there you haven't tried to destroy with remakes More

Posted by jodybriggs at 22:37 on 21 April 2013 | Report This Post

Yes yes YES YES YES. I was stumped on who could do this film justice. The first one was great a total goth cult classic. Tom will be better than great first off the dude can act. I like b cooper but ug huh no sorry. The only other 2 actors who could do it, are ryan gosling and Ben foster omg foster would be killer totally killer as the new crow like .... Totally!!!! But Tom pips him to the post. Good luck Tom I hope you get the gig. I also hope its a good reboot. Btw wtf's happening with Steve n More

Posted by kanada83 at 21:30 on 21 April 2013 | Report This Post

love this-hope it comes off More

Posted by ccoralacid at 20:52 on 21 April 2013 | Report This Post

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