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James O’Barr Joins The Crow Remake


The Crow creator James O’Barr will serve as a consultant on Relativity Media’s long-brewing remake of the hit 1994 film, Variety reports. The announcement also provides confirmation that Luke Evans (Immortals, Fast & Furious 6) will star.

Directed by F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) from a script by Cliff Dorfman (The Warrior), the new film will supposedly retell the story of Eric Draven, a musician who gets murdered in an attack that also leads to his fiance’s death. Brought back to the land of the living by a supernatural crow, Draven uses superhuman abilities to exact revenge on his attackers.

“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 said in a statement. “I believe that this movie will stand alongside Brandon [Lee] and his film as a valid work of art, and I look forward to collaborating on the project.”

Relativity also announced that O’Barr and Gutierrez will appear at Comic-Con International in San Diego.


  • Steven Stokes

    Let’s hope that this movie is more faithful to the books. I’m in the minority that hated the 1994 version. There were too many changes and some of them were just ridiculous (swashbuckling T Bird and Bai Ling’s character being the worst)

  • ziza9

    It has an uphill climb with me to live up to Brandon’s performance and legacy. With O’Barr involved I will give it a shot, but in my mind, Brandon was the Crow.

  • van

    I loved the original before i read the graphic novel. I loved the series before i read the graphic novel. I even enjoyed the other movies.

    Sure Lee’s wasnt the most accurate, but with what is tied to the movie, im not sure im willing to accept the reboot.