James O’Barr Signs on to Creatively Consult on That Cursed Crow Reboot

The Crow Comic Book

Wait, does this mean I can’t bitch about Relativity Media’s upcoming (and some would say, cursed) remake of “The Crow” anymore? As Jack Bauer would say, Dammit!

So what am I talking about? It appears Relativity Media, or at least the producers of the series, have gotten sick of all the badmouthing their project has gotten. No doubt they’ve already read over and over movie blogs LOL’ing at all the problems the reboot seems to be having holding onto actors and directors. This may explain why the film has now hired the comic book’s original creator, James O’Barr (he wrote and drew the original comics) to work on the film.

The Crow Death and Rebirth Comic Book CoverOfficially, O’Barr’s title is that of “consultant”, and according to O’Barr himself, this is why he signed up:

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.

What does all of that mean? Your guess is as good as mine. I’m sure he’ll have to sign some kind of clause that will prevent him from badmouthing the movie now or later on. Will he actually have any real input into the finished product? Again, your guess is as good as mine.

Barr will be putting his face where his mouth is, though, and will show up with director F. Javier Gutierrez at Comic Con this year in San Diego to meet and greet fans and, possibly, temper your hatred of the upcoming reboot. Luke Evans is currently attached to star as a murdered man who returns for vengeance against his enemies, with filming expected sometime in early 2014.

For those who enjoy SPOILERS, we recently posted a review of the scrip here.

Brandon Lee in The Crow (1994) Movie Image

Via : Variety