James O’Barr Boards ‘The Crow’ Reboot (EXCLUSIVE)

James O'Barr Boards 'The Crow' Remake

Shooting set for early next year

James O’Barr, creator of the original “The Crow” graphic novel, has come on board as a consultant on Relativity Media’s  upcoming reboot of the film.

Luke Evans is starring with F. Javier Gutierrez directing the adaptation written by Cliff Dorfman. Shooting is set to begin in early 2014.

Relativity also announced that O’Barr and Gutierrez have been scheduled to appear at Comic-Con in San Diego to discuss the film and meet with fans.

The original 1994 movie was based on O’Barr’s story of a musician revived from the dead to avenge the murders of himself and his fiancee. The star, Brandon Lee, was accidentally killed during filming; the film grossed more than $140 million worldwide.

“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,” said O’Barr in a statement. “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.”

The film is being produced by Ed Pressman, Kevin Misher, Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Jeff Most. Exec producers include Relativity’s president Tucker Tooley, The Weinstein Co.’s Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Farah Films’ Dan Farah.

Relativity’s announcement is also its official confirmation of Evans’ attachment. He is represented by WME.

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  1. brian says:

    What some people dont realize, is that the 1st Crow movie was not very close to the book at all. Dont get me wrong, its one my fav movies of all time, but if you read the graphic novel its not a very close adaptation. The reboot WILL follow the story of the original graphic novel more closley so it will be VERY different from Brandon’s movie aside from main points.

  2. Marty Aberl says:

    Yes I’m sure with all of the other crap reboots out there: Spiderman, Judge Dredd, Terminator,Total Recall,Robocop, ninja turtles, etc. This one isn’t about money at all. The thought of rebooting a movie that has not a single thing wrong with it, is blasphemy! And from the creator, who admitted he wasn’t part of the last 2 movies, PROVES he didn’t care about the direction of the franchise, now new money for a big motion picture comes in, and now he’s on board.

  3. Bobby j says:

    Awesome indeed!! About time this movie was on the proper track. Luke Evans, Javier g, and O’Barr are a home run team.

  4. Fanboy says:

    Awesome!! If O’Barr is on board, its gotta be awesome. He wasn’t in board the other crow movies that weren’t good, he was only on board the first one, the great one. Also, just watched this directors movie and he’s pretty bad ass and unique. If him and O’Barr control the creative process, this could be epic.

  5. As a fan Of The Crow Movie and Graphic Novels. If James O’Barr supports this movie I will too. I won’t judge anything until I see it.

  6. It’s important for Relativity, Javier, Luke and the entire team to know that The Crow fans don’t want this.

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