Javier Gutierrez: We start prepping in October - we're in soft prep now.
Shock: Clarify the capacity of your involvement, James...
O'Barr: Well, all of the details haven't been ironed out other than creative consultant. But what brought me around after 20 years was Javier. Before talking with him, I was 110% against it. There was no point or need for a reboot. In my mind, you could throw a $100 million at it, put Johnny Depp in it and had Ridley Scott direct and it wouldn't top what Alex Proyas and Brandon Lee did. I explained all of that the minute Javier arrived, "Remaking the movie was a terrible idea and you'll never work in American again."
Gutierrez: [laughs] He did.
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