As you may already know a remake of The Crow has been in development for years. Over that time both Bradley Cooper and Mark Wahlberg have been approached to star in it, but nothing ever came of it. The project isn't dead though, as producers are still looking for an actor to take on the lead role in the movie. According to Bloody-Disgusting that person might end up being X-Men: First Class star James McAvoy.
If cast he would star as Eric Draven, a man brutally murdered who comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder. Like the first movie it will be based on James O’Barr’s 1989 comic.
McAvoy is a solid actor, but this doesn't seem like a role that would suit him. If he ends up taking the part it will be interesting to see him as this character. At the same time I still think it's a little ridiculous that they are still trying to get this movie remade.
The site reports that F. Javier Gutierrez is still attached to direct the movie from a screenplay by Jesse Wigutow.
Would you like to see McAvoy play The Crow?