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A new casting rumor just made that Crow reboot more interesting

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Nov 22, 2013

If you weren't excited for that reboot of The Crow before, you might be after you hear who's rumored to be joining it now.

After an impressively extended period of development hell, a new adaptation of James O'Barr's classic comic seems finally to be heading toward production. It's got a director in F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall), a star in Luke Evans (The Raven) and O'Barr himself on board as a creative consultant. Now it might be getting some star power of the zombie-killer variety.

According to Schmoes Know, the Walking Dead star and resident favorite cast member Norman Reedus is the "top choice" for the role of "James" in the Crow reboot. Exactly who James is and what his role will be are unclear at the moment. He could be an ally to Evans' Eric Draven, helping on his quest to supernaturally avenge his losses, or he could be an adversary, one of the people who murdered Eric's lady love and put him in the ground. Whatever the case, the amount of goodwill Reedus carries with genre fans at the moment makes it likely that his role will be a big one, and we're betting he could take on either hero or villain with ease.

So, even if many fans of the original film starring Brandon Lee aren't counting on this reboot to be anything special, the addition of Reedus to the cast will certainly draw more interest from more than a few Walking Dead viewers (and as we know, there are a lot of those), and it might even turn around some fans who didn't want this reboot to happen at all. What do you think? If Reedus joins the flick, will you see it?

(Schmoes Know via ComingSoon)

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