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Published On: Fri, Jul 5th, 2013

Creator James O’Barr appear at SDCC to promote ‘The Crow’ reboot

After a few directors and trying to find a lead actor, the reboot of The Crow might finally have some momentum as creator James O’Barr will be appearing at SDCC to help promote the project.

Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6signed on to play the lead in F. Javier Guiterrez’ film and Relativity Media scheduled shooting to begin early next year.

Brandon Lee as The Crow movie photoVariety reports that the studio has taken another step forward in boosting the property by bringing on O’ Barr to consult on the project.

O’Barr wrote the original graphic novel, which is about a rock star named Draven who is brutally murdered alongside his fiancée by a group of thugs.  A year later, after a crow taps on Draven’s grave, he is resurrected, and seeks revenge on his killers.

The 1994 adaptation became a cult hit but star Brandon Leewas accidentally killed during filming.  Barr said in a statement about the upcoming reboot, “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.”

“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. 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.”

SDCC runs from July 18-21, so check back for more news.

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