Director F. Javier Gutierrez will apparently be making a shot-for-shot remake of Alex Proyas’ classic Gothic thriller, The Crow, and will be even more faithful to the 1989 comic, James O’barr reportedly said to Total Film at the San Diego Comic-Con last month.
O’Barr, author of the graphic novel The Crow is based on, and a consultant for the remake, brought on by Relativity, said this: “It was his idea to go right back to the source material and essentially shoot it shot-for-shot, as in the book, but with a little more backstory for some of the characters. He wants to be as faithful as possible, even down to all the visual metaphors of trains and horses.”
O’barr, also revealed a few details on seeing Luke Evans, who will play Eric Draven, in make-up: “The producers showed me some shots of [Luke Evans] in the make-up and the tragedy really shows on his face, especially his eyes. He has a really commanding screen presence.”
Here is the synopsis for the original film:
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.