HELLBOY: THE CROOKED MAN: Millenium, Dark Horse Revive Comic Franchise Once More For March Shoot
Nearly twenty years since taking shape on the big screen, Dark Horse mainstay Hellboy is on deck yet for another reboot.
Millenium Media revealed its agenda at EFM over the weekend, announcing partnership with Dark Horse Entertainment to commence production on Hellboy: The Crooked Man next month in Bulgaria for Nu Boyana Studios and Campbell Grobman Film. Crank co-helmer and Mom and Dad director Bryan Taylor will take the chair from a script by Hellboy mastermind Mike Mignola and fellow collaborator at Dark Horse, Chris Golden.
The new film will see Hellboy and a rookie BPRD agent stranded in 1950s rural Appalachia. There, they discover a small community haunted by witches, led by a local devil with a troubling connection to Hellboy’s past: the Crooked Man.
In the comic, The Crooked Man was an eighteenth-century miser and war profiteer named Jeremiah Witkins who was hanged for his crimes yet returned from Hell as the region’s resident Devil.
The new push comes following the studio’s 2019 release out of Lionsgate, Hellboy, with David Harbor in the title role opposite Milla Jovovich for director Neil Marshall. Actor Ron Perlman previously led the charge for two of Guillermo Del Toro’s efforts for which a third never took shape.
“The Crooked Man is a departure from all previous Hellboy films where Mike Mignola and the creator of the comics will finally shepherd an authentic version of his stories and characters in film form,” said Millennium Media’s President Jeffrey Greenstein who is at the EFM in Berlin talking to potential distributors about the project. “This is the first in the series of films that will captivate audiences in familiar (and new) ways. Brian Taylor is an expert across the board, and I couldn’t think of a better person to bring this story to life to show our audience this different and original Hellboy slate of films.”
Further cast and crew details remain pending. Read more at Deadline.
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