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.