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Back in July of last year, Relativity Media's THE CROW remake was well into the pre-production process when the company had to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This of course brought everything to a screeching halt. The project had previously lost several possible directors such as Stephen Norrington, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and F. Javier Gutierrez.
The director of THE HALLOW, Corin Hardy will be helming the new adaptation of THE CROW. As Relativity Media rises up out of the ashes of this bankruptcy situation, the plan going forward is to make THE CROW their top priority with filming slated to begin this January.
Many actors have taken a stab at the lead role, but finding the right actor to portray Eric Draven, previously played by Brandon Lee, has been a major issue. One that has now been resolved as Jason Momoa has be taking on the iconic role.
The idea of a remake for THE CROW hasn't really went over well with fans, but that isn't stopping creator James O'Barr's enthusiasm as he is all in on this new take. He has made it known that this project will not be a direct remake of the 1994 film, but rather a faithful adaptation of the graphic novel.
Andrea Riseborough has been expected to portray the villainous character of Top Dollar, previously played by Michael Wincott, but it is not certain if she will still be attached by the time production begins. Regardless, the role of Top Dollar will be female for the new adaptation. O'Barr previously stated:
"It's not what people might expect. She's the girlfriend of one of the gang members, and not necessarily the head of the gang, like everyone thinks. It’s adding more layers to the bad guys. They all have extra backstory in this one, and get a little more screen time than I gave them in the book."
The Crow began as a dark fantasy action comic book story, in which rock musician Eric Draven is revived from the dead to avenge his murder and death of his girlfriend.
The original film spawned a number of sequels as well as a television series.
We will continue to bring you more on THE CROW remake as it unfolds.