THE CROW Creator James O’Barr to Consult on Upcoming Reboot; Will Appear at Comic-Con with Director F. Javier Gutierrez

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After shuffling through directors and trying to find a lead actor, the reboot of The Crow might finally have some momentum.  A couple months ago, Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6) signed on to play the lead in F. Javier Guiterrez’ film and Relativity Media scheduled shooting to begin early next year.  Today, Variety reports that the studio has taken another step forward in boosting the property by bringing on creator James O’ Barr to consult on the project.  O’Barr wrote the original graphic novel, which is about a rock star named Draven who is brutally murdered alongside his fiancée by a group of thugs.  A year later, after a crow taps on Draven’s grave, he is resurrected, and seeks revenge on his killers.  The 1994 adaptation became a cult hit but star Brandon Lee was accidentally killed during filming.  Barr said in a statement about the upcoming reboot, “I believe that this movie will stand alongside Brandon and his film as a valid work of art, and I look forward to collaborating on the project.”

Variety also reports that Gutierrez and O’Barr will be on hand at this year’s Comic-Con to promote the film, although where and on what day is currently unknown.

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  • Yahzee

    … I sincerely hope this doesn’t get made, but if it does, I’ll probably go see it. After all the vile I threw at the idea of a remake of Let the Right One In, I now know that not every remake sucks, and they can indeed be great themselves

  • Grayden

    The fact that O’Barr is on board to consult makes this not an entirely horrible idea, but I still think they should leave well enough alone. Every subsequent ‘Crow’ film after the original was utter crap.

    • Harry Palm

      The original was pretty crappy, too, if you’ve read the book.

  • Ty

    There is alot that can be done correctly there is alot to explore in the book still. Each crow film can be its own chapter.

  • meh

    Yeah, the author hasn’t read the comic – you just described the story of the film, not the comic book there skippy.

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