‘The Crow’ Reboot Will Be Shot-For-Shot Of Original Comic…

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One of my favorite films, and comics growing up were The Crow, created by James O’barr. While both were equally entertaining, there were some differences, especially the way Draven and his wife are murdered.

F. Javier Gutierrez, who has been hired to direct the latest adaptation, said to be a remake, will be even more faithful to the 1989 comic, O’barr told Total Film at the San Diego Comic-Con last month.

It was his idea to go right back to the source material and essentially shoot it shot-for-shot, as in the book, but with a little more backstory for some of the characters,” O’Barr told them.

He wants to be as faithful as possible, even down to all the visual metaphors of trains and horses.

O’barr, who is active in this new version of his book, talks on seeing Luke Evans in make-up: “The producers showed me some shots of [Luke Evans] in the make-up and the tragedy really shows on his face, especially his eyes. He has a really commanding screen presence.

He will play a man brutally murdered whom comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder.

  • Shyguy

    Michael Bay should take note. If you’re going to change something with a dedicated fan base do it like this.

    • dirtyghettok

      What he said…

  • Bouncy X

    back in the day i always thought it would have been cool to see an animated movie based directly on the comic. so doing it live action could be interesting. of course intention and final outcome are two different things so lets hope it doesnt end up being retarded and cheap.

    but there will always be the original movie and the comic as well so its all good…let them try.

  • SonOfVoorhees

    Could still suck. Ok its going back to the source, but comics and film work differently. Hopefully this wont turn into a drawn out boring 3 hour movie. :-) I would have preferred the new comic by O’Barr which was a Crow set in a WW2 concentration camp. Far more interesting and original.

  • dr.lamb

    So Crow in the ways of “Sin City” then …

  • sweetooth

    Sounds good, Sin City was boss.

    Never understood why studios have had so much trouble adapting comic books into movies. I mean all of your pre-production work is pretty much done, you have a full script and storyboard already there, i.e.: the bloody comic book.

  • Evan3

    I didn’t read the comic, but this seems like the far smarter way to go about this rather than try to spin off the film.

  • Krug09

    have the comic. only problem is the look is dated what happened to that invisible cop script?