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If you happened to be alive in the year 1994, you might have heard of a little film called The Crow, which starred the late Brandon Lee, son of the legendary Bruce Lee in the title role. You may have even heard of the film's less successful sequels. If you've seen them, then you may be a part of a group of cult followers of the original, who might feel like a reboot of some kind is necessary to clean up the mess left by the series' last three installments.
If so, then you might be in luck because word is that actor Tom Hiddleston, who we all know as Loki, nefarious super-villain of 2011's Thor, last year's The Avengers, and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, could be trading in his Asgardian threads for a certain black leather coat.
Hiddleston is currently in early discussions with Relativity Media to play Eric Draven, former rock band guitarist who is murdered and returns from the grave to avenge the death of himself as well as his fiancée.
The film is based on the gothic comic book series by James O'Barr, who conceived the series initially as a way to cope with the death of his own fiancée, which is an interesting fact to note when you think of the emotional gravity such a real-life tragedy can give to a story.
What do we know about the players behind the production of the new film? Not a whole lot except that Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez is slated to direct and Cliff Dorfman is attached to write the script for the project. Gutierrez hit the scene in 2002, with his short-film Brazil and followed that up with 2008's Before the Fall, while Dorfman is best known for his work on the HBO series Entourage and the 2011 feature Warrior.
How the film will turn out is anyone's guess at this point since it's so early in the game, but with Hiddleston on board the new film should be quite entertaining and he could bring great verisimilitude to the dark and brooding character.
Where might you be on the revelation of this news? Excited for a new Crow movie updated for our times? Or might you feel like the original can't be touched and that even talk of a remake is sacrilegious?