With The Crow reboot starring Luke Evans set to start shooting this spring, the comic’s creator James O’Barr recently shared some additional details about the film in an interview with blogger Sean C.W. Korsgaard.
O’Barr goes on to say the film won’t be a remake of the Brandon Lee movie, which is also what Luke Evans said about the reboot earlier this year.
“We’re not remaking the movie,” says O’Barr. “We’re readapting 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.”
James O’Barr continues by saying while Luke Evans will be playing Eric, he won’t be playing Eric Draven.
“If you read the comic, Eric and Shelley never have their last names revealed. Hopefully, this is one area the new movie being more faithful to the comic will come into play, and Eric won’t be going by Eric Draven in the new film. Luke Evans may play Eric, but Brandon Lee will forever be Eric Draven… No one understands that fear more than me. Brandon Lee was a friend and I’d never do anything to hurt his legacy.”
Our own 2DCast recently sat down with O’Barr and discussed the upcoming adaptation. You can hear that interview from the 42 minute mark.