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The Crow Remake from Corin Hardy Gets a Casting Notice & Start Date

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A recent casting notice has given us some insight into how director Corin Hardy’s version of The Crow will be different from the 1994 movie starring the late Brandon Lee.  While The Crow remake has been a long time in the works and has gone through multiple directors and actors and scripts, it appears that this version will actually start production this summer.  The lead role of Eric Draven has been filled by Justice League actor Jason Momoa.  Hardy has to walk a fine line between honoring the original film (and its lead actor who was killed in a tragic accident on set) and making something new.  This casting notice gives us a good starting point and insight into what is already being changed.

According to Dread Central:

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. As reported, undertaking the lead role of Eric Draven (made famous by the late Brandon Lee) in the redux is Aquaman’s Jason Momoa, although according to today’s notice, some of his adversaries have changed in gender, name and modus operandi.

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…

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)…

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You can read the full story from Dread Central HERE with commentary on differences between The Crow remake and the 1994 film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Brandon Lee.

Want to see the long road Hardy traveled to get his leading man?  Read our summary HERE.

View the filmography page for The Crow Reborn HERE.

You can view fan art of Jason Momoa as Eric Draven in our galleries for artists MauLoaBook and elpida_soro.

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