The project which at one point saw 'Silver Linings Playbook' star Bradley Cooper poised to lead and that has been creeping around for some time now is the planned reboot of 'The Crow'. Originally adapted for the big screen back in 1994 and directed by Alex Proyas the new project is set to see Spanish helmer F. Javier Gutierrez in the director's chair and according to Bloody Disgusting may very well be starring 'X-Men: First Class' actor James McAvoy (below) in the lead role as Eric Draven. 'The Crow' is based on the comic book series by James O'Barr and will is in development currently by Relativity. Brandon Lee portrayed Draven in the original even though the actor was killed during an on set accident.
"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."