Disney has entered into negotiations with Luke Evans to play Gaston in their live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, alongside Emma Watson, who signed on to play Belle back in January. We reported last month that Disney had offered the Beast role to Ryan Gosling, but it isn't known if a deal was ever reached. In the original fairy tale, Gaston was the charming antagonist who tried to win over Belle, but when she ended up with the Beast, he lead an angry mob to kill him.
Like the 1991 Disney animated adaptation, which is one of the select few animated movies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, this live action Beauty and the Beast will also be a musical, although no further story details were given. The animated Beauty and the Beast grossed over $375 million worldwide and spawned a Broadway musical adaptation as well. This new Beauty and the Beast is just one of several live action fairy tale adaptations being set up at Disney, including Cinderella, which opens next week, The Jungle Book and Pete's Dragon, both of which are set for release next year.Read More
The Crow is on the verge of becoming one of those reboot/sequels we hear a lot about, but never actually see happen. After numerous actors and directors have come and gone, Relativity seemed like they were finally ready to move forward, hiring music video director Corin Hardy to take the helm, and targeting Luke Evans as the lead. The movie was supposed to start shooting this spring. That doesn't look like it will actually happen now, and reiterating previously made statements, Luke Evans still doesn't even know if he'll be able to make the movie or not due to his schedule.
From the sounds of it, The Crow certainly won't be ready for an April 2015 start date. That may be okay, as there are plenty of super hero and comic book movies on the very near horizon. What do you think? Do you want to see Luke Evans as Eric Draven? Or should he leave this job in the dust for yet another actor to pick up?Read More
The Crow remake can't seem to catch a break. Long in development, it was announced yesterday that acclaimed music video director Corin Hardy had replaced exiting director F. Javier Gutiérrez with a spring start date in place. But the movie may be facing another set back, as Luke Evans prepares to exit the project.
With the hiring of a new director, Relativity Studios seems serious about getting The Crow in front of cameras by April. But will that be too late? Luke Evans having to exit the project may not come as bad news for some, as his casting has always garnered mixed reviews from fans. Some love the choice, others are simply not moved. No one has ever expressed any real disappointment with Luke Evans, who replaced Bradley Cooper. But it looks like someone else may be stepping in to fill the shoes of Eric Draven very soon.Read More
Luke Evans, Olivia Wilde, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley have signed on to star in Free Fire, the latest from British filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England).
The story is set in 1978 Boston, following a woman named Justine (Olivia Wilde) who has set up a meeting between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley) and a gang lead by Luke Evans and Armie Hammer for an arms deal. When shots are fired before the deal is made, the meeting turns into a deadly game of survival.Read More
Warner Bros. is closing out its week of one-sheet reveals for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies with Luke Evans' Bard the Bowman as the final character poster, following Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) earlier this week.
Laketown archer Bard the Bowman was introduced in last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and now reprises his role in director Peter Jackson's final installment of this trilogy. Fans of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel know that Bard will lead his Laketown compatriots into the Battle of the Five Armies, and later be restored as the King of Dale.Read More
Vlad the Impaler's real-life story is told this October in a thrilling new take on the vampire legend Dracula Untold, which finds Luke Evans as an average man trying to defend his people who succumbs to a curse that turns him into a supernatural superhuman with an insatiable blood-lust. The actor offers a look at the real man behind the monster in a featurette that brings never-before-seen footage from this Halloween thriller.
Take a look as director Gary Shore reinvents the Dracula legend for a whole new audience, based on the world famous novel by Bram Stoker.Read More
Luke Evans picks up the heavy mantel of Vlad the Impaler in Dracula Untold, which combines fact with fiction to give audiences worldwide new insight into the vampire legend. Faced with an evil like no other before it, Vlad takes upon himself an ancient curse that will allow him to save his people. It also means he'll never grow old or die. But will these new found powers be enough to stop the impending threat of Mehmed, played by the imposing Dominic Cooper? Both men are present in a select series of images from this origin thriller, in theaters this October just in time for Halloween.
A ship is wrecked near Whitby and the only survivor, Count Dracula, is found on a beach by a sickly young woman named Mina. Mina is staying with the family of her good friend Lucy Seward, whose father tries to make Dracula feel welcome. The Count takes Mina's life and then begins to court Lucy. When Mina's father, Dr. Van Helsing, is notified of his daughter's death, he comes to the Seward's home, quickly deduces that a vampire was the cause, and before long realizes who that vampire is. Convincing the others of his theory, he works with Lucy's family to stop Dracula from taking her with him to Transylvania.Read More