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Published On: Sun, Apr 8th, 2018

‘The Crow’ to start filming this summer with Jason Momoa taking on a female, ‘reptilian’ Top Dollar

The casting breakdown for director Corin Hardy’s The Crow reboot was released, and it revealed some interesting narrative changes from filmmaker Alex Proyas’ beloved 1994 original.

Dread Central notes that “To be produced by Samuel Hadida, Kevin Misher and Ed Pressman, with writing credits going to Hardy and co-writer Jon Spaihts, the film is slated to commence principal photography in early July of 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.”

Aquaman‘s Jason Momoa will indeed star as Eric Draven, but fans can expect a ton of changes.

Here’s their full run down:

the character of “Top Dollar”, played in the original by actor Michael Wincott, will now be portrayed by a woman, the character having transformed from the city’s crime boss to, “T-Bird’s girl and co-manager of Hotel Reno, where she has been using her charm to draw in susceptible girls.” Additionally, the original’s character of ‘Skank’ seems to be out, now supplanted by someone named “Ratso”, a, “wannabe T-Bird” who “dreams of being #1.”

[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 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)…

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