The Crow comic book creator James O'Barr has signed on as a consultant for Relativity Media's upcoming reboot, which has Luke Evans attached to star as resurrected rocker Eric Draven. The studio also announced that O'Barr will join director F. Javier Guttierez at Comic-Con 2013 to discuss their plans for the long-gestating project with fans.

While an exact time and date for their SDCC appearance was not given, James O'Barr reveals why he thinks the trip to San Diego is crucial, explaining that this latest entry in the long-standing franchise will fall in line with the work of Brandon Lee in the 1994 original.

"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 (Lee) and his film as a valid work of art, and I look forward to collaborating on the project."

The original adaptation of The Crow hit theaters in 1994, starring Brandon Lee as rock star Eric Draven, who is brutally murdered along with his fiancee, one day before they are to get married. He becomes resurrected as The Crow one year later, and seeks vengeance for his death.

The remake is written by Cliff Dorfman, based on an earlier draft by Alex Tse and Jesse Wigutow. Shooting will begin sometime next year.

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