Comic creator James OBarr discusses The Crow reboot

Total Film magazine issue 210 is the ultimate comic-book movie preview, featuring a roster of amazing exclusives and full Comic-Con 2013 coverage.

Inside the issue, we chat with James O’Barr, creator of The Crow , about the upcoming reboot starring Luke Evans.

You can read the full feature inside the issue, which is available for only £1.99 on your iPad (opens in new tab) , but here’s an excerpt for you right now…

O’Barr admits he was persuaded to jump on board by the film’s Spanish director, F. Javier Gutiérrez, making his English-language debut following 2008’s acclaimed Before The Fall .

“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 backstory for some of the characters,” O’Barr told us.

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

On the new film’s casting, O’Barr added:

“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.”

For much more from James O’Barr on The Crow , pick up the brand-new issue 210 of Total Film magazine, which is out now!

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