The Crow reboot will be shot-for-shot from the comic

Crow creator James O’Barr says the remake is “shot-for-shot, with a little more backstory”

Luke Evans as Inspector Emmett Fields in 2012's The Raven
Luke Evans as Inspector Emmett Fields in 2012’s The Raven

Speaking to Total Film at San Diego Comic Con, The Crow creator James O’Barr insisted that while the first Crow movie take dialogue and set-pieces wholesale from the cult 1989 comic-book, the reboot will do one better thanks to director F Javier Gutierrez.

“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 back story for some of the characters,” said O’Barr.

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

He then added that he’d seen Immortals  and The Raven star Luke Evans in the iconic makeup.

“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.”

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