When I first saw the Alex Proyas’ version of The Crow back in the 90's, it instantly grabbed my attention. Proyas’ 1994 The Crow is not the first film to be based on the James O'Barr’s 1989 comic book, it is one of the first films to take O'Barr’s work seriously and present it darkly.
What grabbed my attention more than anything in Proyas’ The Crow is the incredible Brandon Lee, in what was his first and sadly the last movie with a lead role. He is passionate and susceptible and absolutely believable as Eric Draven, the murdered lover return from the dead to retaliate himself and his wife. His scenes with Sgt. Albrecht and his friend Sarah are moving and hilarious and as well done as his physical fighting. Lee was on his way to a successful career. The real life catastrophe attached to Proyas’ film only serves to make it even more memorable.
The creators of The Crow 1994 have been trying hard to bring the main character “Eric Draven” back to life since few years now. Several actors have been considered for the role including Bradley Cooper. However, he had dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, and now, Thor star Tom Hiddleston is in talks to play the lead role of “Eric Draven.”
There are quite a few things working in The Crow remake’s favor, including young director in Before the Fall, Francisco Javier Gutiérrez and a new screenwriter Jesse Wigutow are already on board.
Tom Hiddleston is an extremely talented and versatile actor and I think he is the best choice yet to pull off the role of Eric Draven.