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Luke Evans becomes the latest actor to drop out of The Crow reboot

The long-delayed remake of The Crow has hit yet another snag, with star Luke Evans officially departing the project.

The Dracula Untold star was rumored to be on his way out a while back, as the director who was attached to the film when he signed on had also exited the project. Evans’ departure was confirmed by The Wrap in a report that indicated the film’s lack of a start date forced the actor to finally pass on the project, which he had been attached to since December 2013.

Filmmaker Corin Hardy, who is currently in the midst of promoting his feature directorial debut The Hallow at the Sundance Film Festival, is still attached to helm the film, which is said to be a modern-day adaptation of the original comic book series that inspired the 1994 film. Hardy is the fourth director to be attached since the project was announced back in 2008, and Evans is the latest in a long list of actors to be attached and then leave after long delays in production. He was preceded by Bradley Cooper and Mark Wahlberg, among other actors in various stages of commitment to the lead role.

Original series creator James O’Barr is attached to the project as a creative consultant, but no release date for the film has been announced at this point. The 1994 film about a musician who’s brought back from the dead to avenge the murder of his family was directed by Alex Proyas and famously starred Brandon Lee, who died during filming. It spawned four sequels and a short-lived television series.