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James O'Barr's The Crow is experiencing a pretty hefty resurgence on the eve of its 25th -- and its movie adaptation's 20th -- anniversary. Joining the several new comic book projects at IDW and new movie reboot that's in the works is a new The Crow: 1/6th scale Eric Draven Collectible Figure bearing the likeness of the late actor Brandon Lee.
The Crow creator James O'Barr is apparently going to have a good bit of say in what happens in the new series based on his long-running series, which started in 1989. Earlier this month, production company Relativity Media confirmed O'Barr would serve as a consultant for the film, but it looks like the creator's art is going to be very important to promoting the movie -- at least in the early going.
The Crow creator James O'Barr has come onboard as a consultant for Relativity Media's movie reboot of his 1990s comics series, Variety reports. Among his duties will be an appearance with director Javier Gutierrez at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
After almost two decades of keeping a relatively low profile in the comic industry, James O'Barr is back with a vengeance (literally) in December, writing and drawing a new mini-series for IDW starring his most famous creation, The Crow.The new story, The Crow: Skinning The Wolves, is a three-issue series that takes place long before the original
Up until now, you could be forgiven if you were unaware that director Stephen Norrington has been planning a new film version of James O'Barr's 1988 comic "The Crow," because up until now there has been no good reason to care at all about a new film version of "The Crow," which was first adapted semi-interestingly to film in 1994 by director Alex Proyas, and then flogged to death over a series of three sequels, one TV series, and an endless amount of Hot Topic merchandise.