Variety is reporting that James O’Barr, creator of The Crow graphic novel has become involved with the new film, which is a reboot, not a remake, of the 1994 Brandon Lee film. O’Barr will be serving as a consultant on the film.
While there has been a lot of talent involved with the project at one time or another, including Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Norrington (director of Blade), right now it is starring Luke Evans (Immortals, Fast 6) and directed by F. Javier Gutierrez. It is scheduled to begin filming in early 2014.
O’Barr had this to say:
“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.”
O’Barr and Gutierrez will be appearing at the San Diego Comic-Con.
While there has been a lot of venom aimed at this project, I can’t help but get behind it. While I am a super-huge fan of the Brandon Lee film, I feel that as long as this isn’t a remake, it will be fine. I have enjoyed a couple of The Crow sequels, and really look at this as no different. I don’t feel it will detract from the original film or detract from Brandon Lee’s performance. Rebooting The Crow will not make people forget Lee.
- James O’barr and the Crow Remake Are Headed to San Diego Comic-con (beardedknights.wordpress.com)