The Crow

Dec. 12, 2013 | 11:51 a.m.

‘Hobbit’ star Luke Evans talks ‘Smaug’: ‘It’s better than the first one’

Welsh actor Luke Evans has a penchant for larger-than-life characters. He has played Apollo in “Clash of the Titans” and Zeus in “Immortals,” and in the upcoming “Dracula Untold,” he’s taking on the role of Vlad Tepes, the historical warrior who inspired Bram Stoker’s mythic vampire. For his role in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second installment in filmmaker Peter Jackson’s latest trilogy based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, Evans is portraying the first human to enter the saga, the brave Bard the Bowman. Hero Complex caught up with the actor in Beverly Hills last week to chat about the character and his experiences filming with Jackson in New Zealand, as well as what’s ahead for Evans, who’s preparing to star in a new telling of “The Crow,” which he’s set to begin shooting next year. Be […]
Oct. 20, 2010 | 6:41 p.m.

‘Crow’ remake: Who should play the title role?

Alexander Skarsgard in "True Blood" (HBO)
Word in Hollywood is circulating that Mark Wahlberg is being offered the lead in the new version of “The Crow,” the adaptation of James O’Barr’s graphic novel first brought to the screen in 1994 and perhaps most famous for the tragic on-set death of its star, Brandon Lee. For some fans, though, Wahlberg — an Oscar nominee perhaps most famous for his tough-guy persona cultivated for movies such as “The Departed” — might not exactly be an obvious fit for the goth-friendly antihero. Before the ink dries on any contract, we thought we’d offer some other choices for leading men to appear in the signature makeup for director Stephen Norrington (“Blade“) and screenwriter Nick Cave.   Alexander Skarsgard: It’s not such a stretch from Eric Northman, the brooding vampire sheriff on HBO’s hit series “True Blood,” to Eric Draven, one […]
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