James O’Barr to Consult on THE CROW Remake July 4, 2013 ‘The Crow’ creator joins reboot. Variety is reporting that James O’Barr, creator of the original ‘The Crow’ graphic novel, has come on board as a consultant on Relativity Media’s upcoming feature film reboot of the property. Cameras are set to start rolling early 2014 with Welsh actor Luke Evans (‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Fast & Furious 6,’ ‘No One Lives’) in the title role and F. Javier Gutierrez directing from a script by Cliff Dorfman. “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,” said O’Barr in a statement. “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.” Ed Pressman, Kevin Misher, Jeff Most and Relativity’s Media’s Ryan Kavanaugh are producing the long-in-development reboot with Relativity’s president Tucker Tooley, The Weinstein Company’s Harvey and Bob Weinstein, and Dan Farah of Farah Films serving as executive producers.