Variety reports that Jack Huston will star in Relativity’s remake of the 1994 film The Crow, playing the role of “Eric Draven,” which was originally played by Bruce Lee’s son, the late Brandon Lee.
The Crow’s story is based on graphic novel by James O’Barr and will be directed by Corin Hardy, with a scheduled start date of later this year.
Huston previously played the facially disfigured Richard Harrow on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. The actor will shoot another bigscreen remake this year – the title role of “Judah Ben-Hur” in Ben-Hur, from Paramount and MGM. Huston will also star in the The Longest Ride & Pride, Prejudice and Zombies.
The original 1994 movie was based on James O’Barr’s story of a musician revived from the dead to avenge the murders of himself and his fiancee. Brandon Lee was accidentally shot on set and died during filming. Alex Proyas directed the now cult classic original, which also starred Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, Bai Ling, Sofia Shinas, Anna Levine, David Patrick Kelly, Angel David, Laurence Mason, Michael Massee, Tony Todd, Jon Polito, Bill Raymond, Marco Rodríguez and Kim Sykes.
Ironically, Brandon Lee was killed in real life on set, in a manner that his father was shot on-screen as part of the storyline film The Game of Death. In Bruce Lee’s film however, the martial artist & actor did not die in the story, but faked his death in order to take revenge on a crime syndicate.