Crow this, crow that...the rumours and hearsay revolving around the planned reimagining of cult comic adaptation 'The Crow' have been flapping around our ears for months now. One of the biggest questions being asked was of course simply 'Who will play the lead?' formally embodied by the late Brandon Lee in the 1994 feature. Most recently it was 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' star James McAvoy's name that was being touted around however it seems to be another Brit who is leading the pack to score the role. Tom Hiddleston, better known for his role as the villainous Loki in both 'Thor' and 'Avengers Assemble' looks like he could be donning the leather for director F. Javier Guttierez. The upcoming feature penned by Cliff Dorfman ('Warrior') is based on the comic by James O' Barr and is hesitantly eyeing an Autumn/Fall start to production.
"A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility."
Tom Hiddleston Set for 'The Crow'?