For fans of The Crow who can’t stand the thought of a new interpretation of the Eric Draven story, there’s little that anyone can do to change their minds. But perhaps bringing the creator of the original “Crow” graphic novels on board in an official capacity is a start.
Variety reports that James O’Barr, creator of “The Crow,” has joined Relativity Media’s upcoming reboot as a consultant. He joins the creative team currently consisting of director F. Javier Gutierrez and star Luke Evans as Draven.
“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,” O’Barr says 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.”
O’Barr’s statement stresses that the new movie won’t “reboot” the Brandon Lee-starring classic; instead, it’s a new interpretation of O’Barr’s original work. Is that compelling enough for the detractors of this upcoming movie? We’ll soon find out, because even though the movie doesn’t begin shooting until early next year, Relativity is bringing “The Crow” to Comic-Con later this month. O’Barr and Gutierrez will both be on hand “to discuss the film and meet with fans.” If you have grievances, that’s where to air ’em.