Hellboy: The Crooked Man
Directed byBrian Taylor
Screenplay by
Based onHellboy
by Mike Mignola
Produced by
Starring
Production
companies
Distributed byKetchup Entertainment
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Hellboy: The Crooked Man is an upcoming American superhero horror film, based on the Dark Horse Comics character Hellboy created by Mike Mignola. Produced by Millennium Media, Dark Horse Entertainment, Nu Boyana Film Studios, and Campbell Grobman Films, and distributed by Ketchup Entertainment, it is the second reboot of the Hellboy film series and is the fourth live-action entry in the franchise. It is directed by Brian Taylor, from a screenplay by Mignola and Christopher Golden specifically deriving from The Crooked Man limited series written by Mignola. It stars Jack Kesy as Hellboy, alongside Jefferson White and Adeline Rudolph. Filming began in March 2023, in Bulgaria, and wrapped in May.

Premise

"In the 1950s, Hellboy and a rookie BPRD agent, stranded in rural Appalachia, discover a small community haunted by witches, led by a local devil with a troubling connection to Hellboy's past: the Crooked Man."[1]

Cast

Additionally, Joseph Marcell, Leah McNamara, Hannah Margetson, and Martin Bassindale were cast in undisclosed roles.[4]

Production

Development

In February 2023, Millennium Media announced plans for a new live-action reboot titled Hellboy: The Crooked Man, the first in a potential series of films. Production is scheduled to begin in April 2023 in Bulgaria with Brian Taylor directing from a script by comics creator Mike Mignola and frequent collaborator Christopher Golden, based on the 2008 comic miniseries of the same name. The film is to be co-produced between Nu Boyana Film Studios and Campbell Grobman Films and is presented by Millennium Media in association with Dark Horse Entertainment.[1] Taylor expressed his intentions to "reset" the film series and depict a younger and wandering version of Hellboy with a folk horror influence similar to the comics; Taylor also confirmed that the film would be R-rated in order to embrace the "dark and scary and violent and adult" elements of the comics.[5] The following month, Jack Kesy was announced to portray Hellboy,[2] and Jefferson White and Adeline Rudolph were cast as Tom Ferrell and Bobbie Jo Song.[3] In September, Ketchup Entertainment announced that it would distribute the film, as well as Joseph Marcell, Leah McNamara, Hannah Margetson, and Martin Bassindale were cast in undisclosed roles.[4]

Filming

Principal photography began in March 2023, in Bulgaria,[1] and wrapped on May 15.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c Wiseman, Andreas (February 18, 2023). "'Hellboy: The Crooked Man' Plot & Production Details Revealed By Millennium; Reboot To Be A "Departure" & First In New Series — EFM". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 18, 2023. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  2. ^ a b Wiseman, Andreas (March 2, 2023). "'Deadpool 2' Star Jack Kesy Cast As Hellboy In Reboot 'The Crooked Man'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 2, 2023. Retrieved March 2, 2023.
  3. ^ a b c Wiseman, Andreas (March 3, 2023). "'Hellboy' Reboot 'The Crooked Man' Adds 'Yellowstone' Star Jefferson White & 'Resident Evil's Adeline Rudolph". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 3, 2023. Retrieved March 3, 2023.
  4. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (September 11, 2023). "Ketchup Entertainment Lands Rights To New 'Hellboy' Reboot 'The Crooked Man' Starring Jack Kesy". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 11, 2023. Retrieved September 11, 2023.
  5. ^ O'Rourke, Ryan (February 20, 2023). "'Hellboy: The Crooked Man' Will Be an R-Rated Folk Horror Movie [Exclusive]". Collider. Archived from the original on March 3, 2023. Retrieved March 3, 2023.
  6. ^ Barnhardt, Adam (May 15, 2023). "New Hellboy Reboot Wraps Filming". ComicBook.com. Archived from the original on May 15, 2023. Retrieved May 15, 2023.