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The new version of The Crow gets some character details


The new film adaptation of James O’Barr’s The Crow has been in development hell for a long time. Alex Proyas brought us the 1994 original that starred Brandon Lee. The latest version is slowly gathering speed.

Jason Momoa (Justice League) is set to play Eric Draven while Corin Hardy (The Hallow) is directing. Samuel Hadida, Kevin Misher and Ed Pressman are producing, with writing credits going to Hardy and co-writer Jon Spaihts.

Filming is due to begin in July in Budapest and Dread Central shared these character breakdowns. It seems that some of them have been genderswapped, but whoever is playing Top Dollar is going to have a tough time following Michael Wincott’s brilliant performance in the original.

  • [T-BIRD] 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…
  • [TOP DOLLAR] 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…
  • [SHELLY] 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..
  • [DETECTIVE ALBRECHT] 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…
  • [RATSO] 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…
  • [FUN BOY] 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…
  • [TIN TIN] 30s, a hulking monster of a man, with unstoppable fists. T-Bird’s undefeatable 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)…

What are your thoughts on the character changes and do you want a new Crow movie?

We also spoke about the film in an episode of the After The Ending podcast.

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