In “The Crooked Man,” a new film based on the demonic comic book character, Jack Kesy will play Hellboy. The character has previously been reimagined by Ron Perlman and David Harbour for the big screen. “The Crooked Man,” which will be directed by Brian Taylor from a screenplay by “Hellboy” comic book creator Mike Mignola and Chris Golden, has the support of Millennium Media.
A Short Gist
Based on the 2008 comic book of the same name, the movie focuses on the character’s early years and takes place as Hellboy and a rookie BPRD agent are stranded in 1950s rural Appalachia. It will be the first movie in the Millennium Media partnered development slate with German film and TV distributor Telepool, a division of Westbrook Inc. They find a little witch-inhabited town there that is ruled by the Crooked Man, a local devil with a dangerous connection to Hellboy’s history.
What It Could Be
Jack Kesy is, no doubt, an outstanding performer who can easily change into his characters. One would say that he is the ideal fit for this younger Hellboy in terms of talent and size. In 2018, Millennium Media acquired the rights to Hellboy. Lionsgate was already in the midst of rebooting the franchise with Harbour playing the lead role at the time. The 2019 reboot, which was dogged by unfavorable reviews, bombed in theaters. Both “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” and the 2004 prequel, in which Perlman featured, were well received by both crowds and critics.
In collaboration with Dark Horse Entertainment, Millennium Media will release Hellboy: The Crooked Man. The Campbell Grobman Film and Nu Boyana production are working together. This will be the fourth major motion picture adaptation of Mignola’s supernatural hero, an agent of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense; Ron Perlman starred in the 2004 film Hellboy and its sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, both of which were directed by Guillermo del Toro; David Harbour donned the horns for a 2019 reboot of the franchise that failed under the direction of Neil Marshall.