Things are heating up at the pre-production of Relativity Media's planned reboot of 'The Crow'. Following reports a couple of weeks back that 'Avengers Assemble' star Tom Hiddleston was deep in talks to take on the role Eric Draven it now appears that Tom has slipped down the pecking order behind a new front runner for the part. 'True Blood' and 'Battleship' star Alexander Skarsgard (below) is being tapped by the studio who are trying desperately to rope the actor into the project. F. Javier Guttierez is still on board to direct the project based on a script by Cliff Dorfman.
"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."