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‘The Crow’ Comic Creator Brought Into the Movie Mix

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News of a new version of The Crow has fans uncertain as to how exactly the news should be taken. In what could be a move to keep audiences happy with the new version of the cult movie Relativity Media has signed on the creator of the original ’90s comic series, James O’Barr as the film’s creative consultant to overlook the screenplay.

Although photography is unlikely to move forward until next year, both O’Barr and the already assigned director, F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall), will be revealing a few hints of their plans for the movie at this year’s San Diego Comic Con in a couple of week’s time.

In a report published by Variety O’Barr commented:

“It is important for ‘Crow’ fans to understand that Relativity, Javier, Luke and the entire team are working on a new adaptation of the book itself. I believe that this movie will stand alongside Brandon and his film as a valid work of art, and I look forward to collaborating on the project.”

As soon as we hear word from Comic Con, or something earlier, we’ll let you know.

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Jacob’s Ladder Clambers Back for a Remake

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There must be something in the water “a la Cabin Fever” as there’s another remake in the works and this time it’s of the 1990 pschological chiller Jacob’s Ladder which starred Tim Robbins.

Announcements confirm a screenplay is already on the table, in some form or another, and that financiers are already on board to back the project although a director is yet to be attached. Said financiers are LD Entertainment, responsible for stunning indies like Killer Joe and Black Rock whilst the script comes from the hand of Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train). Buhler is said to be revising an early draft written by Jake Wade Wall (When a Stranger Calls, The Hitcher).

For those who have yet to catch the original, the plot followed Vietnam vet Jacob Singer (Robbins) whose life experiences lead to some more than bizarre flashbacks and hallucinations that haunt his every waking and sleeping hour.

In relation to the remake, The Hollywood Reporter has stated that: “The producers are looking to make something more akin to an homage and not mimic the original. The plan is to contemporize the story with new situations and characters but still maintain a story that examines issues and poses existential questions.”

As soon as any more news is revealed, such as the attachment of a director, we will keep you in the loop.

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