Since it was first announced that F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) would be helming Dimension Films’ remake of their own The Crow (itself a film based upon the graphic novel by James O’Barr, and the source of several horrible, horrible sequels), the big questions was: who will portray Eric Draven, the dark hero of the story?  Well, it looks like James McAvoy may be taking the plunge.

In The Crow, Eric Draven returns from the dead after he and his fiancée are murdered by thugs, and is given mystical powers by a crow that ferries souls between the living and the dead.  Brandon Lee portrayed the character in the 1994, in which he was infamously killed on set by an accidental gunshot wound.

Previously, we came precariously close to having either Bradley Cooper or Mark Wahlberg star as Draven in the reboot before both actors moved on; now, James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) is in talks to take the role and, thus far, seems the least ridiculous of the actors suggested to play the role.

Thus far, production and release dates for The Crow reboot have not been announced.

What do you think of The Crow casting news?

Source: Bloody Disgusting