First off, let’s set aside any notion that James O’Barr is trying to remake or continue The Crow from the 1994 masterpiece starring Brandon Lee. As O’Barr has said more than once, he wants to shoot a movie that is completely different, one that is actually much closer to his original black and white graphic novel. If your only knowledge of the the story stems from the original 1994 film, you really should read The Crow graphic novel.
Personally, I would like to see the new film, and think that Witwer could nail the role while drawing in a solid viewership from his previous works. Aaron Sagers has a more details on the films prospects, including budget woes on Blaster.