Since The Crow debuted in 1994, no one wanted to see someone other than Brandon Lee don the suit of Eric Draven. So when news of a reboot started circulating in 2010 people were leery and disturbed by the news even existing.
After stars like Mark Wahlberg, Bradley Cooper, and Alexander Skarsgard were all rumored at one point to be stepping into the shoes of the late Brandon Lee. However, it was ultimately revealed that Fast & Furious’ 6 Luke Evans would be leading the reboot. People were on the fence about the decision, but now another tidbit has dropped about the production that may loosen everyone up a bit.
It’s been announced that the new version of The Crow, which will be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez is bringing on James O’Barr to consult. As some of you may know O’Barr created the character that came to life in the comic book. This sounds pretty promising, and if anyone can bring a true understanding to the character its the original creator.
The film, which is set to begin production next year will also be coming to the Comic Con panel, as O’Barr and Gutierrez will be there to receive the applause or boos. No matter which way the reception goes, the reboot will definitely be something to keep your eye on.
Of the project actor Luke Evans told Empire:
“It’s a great script, really great script, a fantastic director – Javier Gutierrez, a Spanish director whose work is fantastic. We’ve been chatting about it for a while now, it’s been sort of simmering away and I have a lot of passion for that role. I remember it vividly from when I was a kid. It still resonates to this day.”
When The Crow came out in theaters in 1994, the major success of the film had a bit to do with the tragic passing of Brandon Lee. It’ll be interesting to see if the reboot does just as well given the popularization of comic book films.
Are you excited to hear more details on The Crow?