While it isn’t fully fair to call the reboot of ‘The Crow’ an actual reboot, it is rumored to be closer to the source material than the cult classic movie, that is what many see it as. Now, we’re finally getting a better look as to director Corin Hardy’s take on the source material as casting is being released. We already knew that Jason Momoa would be playing the leading role, but a slew of other details have just emerged about the film.
For starters, “Top Dollar” who was played by Michael Wincott in the original movie is no longer a crime boss and is now described as “T-Bird’s girl and co-manager of Hotel Reno, where she has been using her charm to draw in susceptible girls.” On top of that, the character of “Skank” now appears to be renamed as “Ratso” who otherwise shares the same idea of being a “wannabe T-Bird” that “dreams of being #1.”
So yes, there are some changes to the cast, here is the breakdown:
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 instinct 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 chain of 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 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)…
One or two changes is an understatement for sure.
What do you think of the changes that we’re going to be seeing in this take of ‘The Crow’? Do they feel more like a reboot of the movie or closer to the source material for you? Was this a cult classic that you can’t see another take even being attempted? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Dread Central