Casting Breakdown For The Crow Alludes To New Characters, Possible Start Date

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The Crow Brandon Lee

The Grudge, Halloween, and The Crow – three horror-thrillers from yesteryear that are all poised for some form of reboot/reimagining in the coming years.

For the latter project, director Corin Hardy (The Nun) has been toiling away on a reboot for the past little while, and it’s one which will see Justice League and Aquaman‘s Jason Momoa assume the role of Eric Draven – a role once occupied by the late, great Brandon Lee.

And while The Crow has been placed on ice for months – if not years – it seems Hardy and co-writer Jon Spaihts are about to get the ball rolling. According to intel uncovered by the folks over at Dread Central, filming is expected to commence this summer in Budapest, Hungary, where Momoa’s anti-hero will be starring opposite some relatively new characters.

In fact, as this casting breakdown attests, Hardy and his team have introduced one or two changes when it comes to the likes of “Top Dollar” and “Skank,” the latter of whom is now known tentatively as “Ratso.”

30, strong and wiry with the cold eyes of a wolf and an endless hunger where his heart should be. Lacking in conscience, covered in prison ink. Has taken over the old Hotel Reno on the outskirts of town where he rolls with Top Dollar and his notorious gang. Tonight he becomes a made man, but deep down he knows he wants it all…

20s – 30s, a lean, reptilian woman who came of age amidst lust and cruelty and has survived by embracing both. She possesses an almost psychic instict for seeking out a lie, her withering gaze something of a Medusa… T-Bird’s girl and co-manager of Hotel Reno, where she has been using her charm to draw in susceptible girls…

28 – 35, Eric’s one true love. A dancer with effortless talent.. Her undeniable beauty is matched only by her passion to teach dance to the inner city girls at her home studio. Shelly hopes to create peace in the community through teaching children, until she is brutally murdered by T-Bird and Top Dollar’s gang, setting off a violent chainof events as Eric seeks to avenge her death..

40s – 50s, female. A world-weary soul in a rumpled suit. Haunted by the unsolved murders of Eric and Shelly. Dealing with marital issues and fighting against an ever-increasing wave of crime and corruption in the city. The heart of a warrior, Albrecht is determined to prevail against all odds…

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Dread Central’s breakdown continues as so:

20s, bad face, bad skin, bad teeth. A loser of life’s lottery and he knows it. Wannabe T-Bird. Nurses a hatred of all things beautiful and proud, TinTin is a special treasure to him, a big man he can look down on. Rolls with T-Bird’s gang and runs his numbers, but dreams of being #1…

20s – 30s, his bloodstream a seething cocktail of illegal pharmacology. His eyes fixed in the stare of a man seeing visions. Fun Boy runs T-Bird’s drug kitchens at the Hotel Reno. He wears a long leather trench coat sporting a happy-skull-face…

30s, a hulking monster of a man, with unstoppable fists. T-Bird’s indefeatable champion in the ring. Mean and tough. Accustomed to being shunned, grateful for the society of savages who have taken him in (T-Bird, Top Dollar, Ratso, Fun Boy, Gideon)…

Now that Corin Hardy and Co. have settled on a production start date, it shouldn’t be much longer before we see some tangible details on The Crow which, for now, is presumably on course for a release in the latter stages of 2019. We’ll notify you if and when that situation changes.

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