After a month of speculation in which James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgard were all linked to the role, the remake of
has finally found its Eric Draven in the shape of Luke Evans.
Deadline reports that Evans had long been on Relativity Media’s radar, but had initially been unable to commit to the role on account of his busy schedule.
However, the studio has now agreed to push production on the remake back until the beginning of next year, freeing Evans up to take the lead.
The film has been stuck in the pipeline for a good few years now, with the likes of Mark Wahlberg and Bradley Cooper courted for the role of Draven before the recent glut of contenders made their way into the frame.
Originally filmed in 1994 with Brandon Lee, the story tells of a murdered rock star who returns from the grave to wreak revenge upon his killers.
Directed by F. Javier Gutierrez, expect this one to wing its way into cinemas at some point in 2015…