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The Crow comic creator James O'Barr will consult on the reboot starring Luke Evans

07.03.2013

After several false starts, the remake of THE CROW looks like it is finally happening, for better or for worse. Now starring Luke Evans and to be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez, producer Relativity Media is pushing for fans to accept a new take on the comic book. To ensure the film will not be made in vain, Relativity is bringing James O'Barr, creator of THE CROW comics, on board as a consultant on the new film.

O'Barr and Gutierrez will both be present at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con to discuss the new version of THE CROW with fans. After the original film gained notoriety due to the death of star Brandon Lee, there has not been much success with new versions of the character. Actors Vincent Perez, Edward Furlong, Eric Mabius, and Mark Dacascos have all tried to play other versions of THE CROW on film and television to much less acclaim.

James O'Barr tried to allay some fears by explaining that this new take on THE CROW will not be a remake of the Brandon Lee film but will be a new take on the character of Eric Draven:

“It is important for ‘Crow’ fans to understand that Relativity, Javier, Luke and the entire team are working on a new adaptation of the book itself. 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.”

As a huge fan of the Alex Proyas film, the comics, and Brandon Lee, I am okay with this as long as O'Barr is on board. THE CROW was not a perfect movie but it is the best of all the films. Eric Draven is the most interesting of the versions of THE CROW so not bringing the character back somehow would be like never having another Batman movie with The Joker because of Heath Ledger's death. The 1994 film will always stand as it's own movie so I will keep an open mind for this version.

Filming is set to start in early 2014. Hopefully some more details will be revealed at Comic Con.

Source: Latino Review

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