Rumour: James McAvoy to star in remake of The Crow?

Linked to troubled project

A remake of The Crow has been troubling the rumour mill for some years now, with the latest whisper being that James McAvoy is eyeing the lead role of the forthcoming revival.

Bloody Disgusting reports that McAvoy is interested in joining the production, helmed by directed F. Javier Gutierrez, although the source doesn't specify whether talks have yet taken place.

The film's troubled gestation began when Mark Wahlberg was offered the lead back when Stephen Norrington was attached to direct in 2010. Needless to say, those plans soon foundered…

The project looked to have been revived in 2011, with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo set to direct, and Bradley Cooper linked to star. However, Fresnadillo soon dropped out and nothing more was heard of the film until Gutierrez came on board early last year.

Since then there's been more silence, but it does at least sound as though things might be moving forward again. However, until the thing actually starts filming, we won't be holding our breath...

Would McAvoy be a good fit for the lead role? Tell us, below!


    • mustbekyle

      Feb 26th 2013, 8:17

      Most people are annoyed when their favourite film gets a reboot, and The Crow has already had it's fair share of bad sequels, but remaking the graphic novel/original film almost seems disrespectful to Brandon Lee. His performance was flawless and there's no reason to try again!

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 26th 2013, 9:39

      Remake Highlander with McCOy as Connor and Gerard Butler as The Kurgan.

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    • smellyhands

      Feb 26th 2013, 11:57

      Remake Critters and get the guy who did Eight Legged Freaks to do it.

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    • SiMan

      Feb 26th 2013, 13:48

      Remake Argo

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    • BobTheSkull

      Feb 26th 2013, 14:57

      Remake the Evil Dead remake

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 26th 2013, 16:29

      Remake The Thing for a 3rd time.

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