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James O’Barr tells why you should care about The Crow reboot

November 3rd, 2014 by Marc Comments

We know a lot of you are worried about the upcoming reboot of The Crow franchise. And we’re right there with you… but…

The involvement of  Creator James O’Barr has us feeling optimistic about it and, speaking to Kosgaard’s Commentary, O’Barr was keen to say why he’s excited for it:

[Director F. Javier Gutiérrez] told me ‘I don’t want to remake that film (the Brandon Lee original), that film is perfect as it is. I want to do your book, literally page-for-page adaptation.’ That’s what changed by mind, that it’s not a remake of the original film, or cashing in on the cult status of Brandon Lee, it’s that Guiterrez wants to go back to the source material, which if you’ve read the book and seen the film, while the movie has the right feel and the right flavor of the book, probably only 40% of the book made it into the movie.

“We’re not remaking the movie, we’re re-adapting the book. My metaphor is that there is a Bela Lugosi Dracula and there’s a Francis Ford Coppola Dracula, they use the same material, but you still got two entirely different films. This one’s going to be closer to Taxi Driver or a John Woo film, and I think there’s room for both of them – part of the appeal of the Crow comics after all is that they can tell very different stories after all.”

Feel any better, yet? Or do you still fear that Luke Evans’ will ruin the role? Let us know your thoughts, guys…

Source: Kosgaard’s Commentary

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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