Tom Hiddleston looks set to play The Crow in an upcoming remake of the 1994 film/comic series.
Tom Hiddleston has emerged as the leading contender to star in the most recently announced comic book adaptation, the James O'Barr series The Crow, which was first brought to the screen in 1994. Word from The Wrap is that Hiddleston is already the frontrunner for the project, that will see him take on the role that Brandon Lee died trying to capture some two decades ago.
Is Tom Hiddleston the man to bring back The Crow?
Hiddleston's would-be character, Eric Draven, will be quite the side step from his antagonistic Thor character, Loki, but it does retain many of the darker qualities that made his Loki portrayal such an enduring one. Draven is a resurrected murder victim who rises from the grave a year after his death to exact revenge on those who killed him and his fiance. The studio behind the new depiction are reportedly waiting to see if he passes a similarity test with Draven, with a professional make-up test scheduled in the next few days to ensure he has the right looks for the part.
Stephen Norrington has reportedly signed on to write and direct the film, although given that his last film was 2003's crap-fest of a movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the current wave of outrage on movie message boards is more than understandable (he did direct Blade though!). F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) is also said to be in contention to direct the film too, and given his more recent work behind the camera he may emerge as the man for the job. The script is being penned by Cliff Dorfman (Warrior) and is expected to start production before the end of the year.
Hiddleston's villainous roles have earnt him plaudits in the past.
1994's The Crow was hampered with filming difficulties during shooting, the most significant one being when the film's star Brandon Lee, the son of Bruce Lee, was shot accidentally, and fatally, during filming. Since the film's release it has amassed a huge cult following and has also considered for a remake on more than one occasion, although it looks as though now might be the time The Crow finally flies again. Whether or not that is a good thing will have to be seen, but stay positive people!
The 1969 session, including the only known recording of 'Sunshine Woman' by the band, will be included on a re-issue of 'The Complete BBC Sessions'...
The 55 year old actor joined Chris Martin and co. on stage in New Jersey to perform 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.
Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.
Kim Kardashian released an audio excerpt from a phone call between Kanye and Taylor Swift over the lyrics of 'Famous' - but if it was recorded...
There's very much a strength of conviction in remaining what you were, but arguably more so in becoming what you want to be.
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.
Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.