The Crow's creator signs on to help bring that reboot back on track

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Jul 3, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT (Updated)

After a downward spiral of awful sequels, it sounds like they’re finally trying to get the Crow franchise back on track. 

Relativity Media has hired The Crow creator James O’Barr as a “creative consultant” on the reboot, which is expected to start shooting in early 2014.

O’Barr wrote the graphic novel that inspired the 1994 cult-classic film of the same name, and his involvement at least means they’re trying to take it seriously and appeal to the existing fan base.

The reboot has already signed Luke Evans (The Raven, Clash of the Titans) to star, and the project will be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall). According to O’Barr, the reboot will be inspired by the graphic novel — but still pay homage to the well-known film version.

Here is O’Barr’s statement about his involvement:

“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.”

This definitely adds a new wrinkle to the story, and it’ll be interesting to see how O’Barr’s involvement could affect this project. How do you think it’ll turn out?

(Via Variety)