Relativity’s remake of Alex Proyas’ classic Gothic thriller, The Crow, has not exactly been welcomed by fans. There have been legal battles and all sorts of hold ups in getting the new film made, but a short while ago Luke Evans was cast in the role of Eric Draven, the role delivered so perfectly by the late Brandon Lee. There is also a director for the reboot, F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall), and things are on track to begin production in early 2014.
However, some interesting news has been revealed by Variety, some news which should please fans and maybe give the reboot a chance. Variety is reporting that James O’Barr, author of the graphic novel The Crow is based on, has been brought on to the film by Relativity as a consultant.
Even better, O’Barr and director Gutierrez are heading to the San Diego Comic-Con to hold a panel, and answer fans questions, a brave, but smart move.
“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.”
Here is the synopsis for the original film, in case you have been living on Mars for the past twenty years!
A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante’s invincibility.