With pre-production currently under way for Relativity Media's remake of The Crow, star Luke Evans revealed in a recent interview that this version will be more faithful to the original comic book by James O'Barr, hinting that it will be much different than the 1994 adaptation The Crow.

"Well, we just want to be as authentic and loyal to the original comic as possible, and that means the story will be different. It'll be different from what people are expecting. It's not about us ripping off the Brandon Lee movie, that stands alone as a brilliant piece of cult film and a great performance, but we're going back to the book, the original book. And that's exciting because we're bringing to the screen a lot of parts of the story that were never really told. So yeah, it's our chance to do it, to do it differently, but to be as loyal and respectful of the original storyline as we possibly can."
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When asked about putting on the makeup for the first time, Luke Evans said he hasn't thought about that yet.

"It'll be interesting won't it to do that? I don't know how it will feel, I've yet to think about that too much. I'm just prepping, it's all very physical at the moment."

Luke Evans is the only confirmed cast member at this time, although we reported in November that Norman Reedus is the top choice to play a character named James. It isn't known if he has officially signed on yet. Luke Evans is playing Eric Draven, a rock star who was killed alongside his fiancee, only to be brought back to life as an instrument of vengeance.

F. Javier Gutiérrez is directing from a screenplay by Cliff Dorfman, based on earlier drafts by Alex Tse and Jesse Wigutow.