Hellboy: The Crooked Man To Be New Reboot of Dark Horse’s Antihero
Millennium Media has revealed that the reboot of the beloved franchise will see Hellboy and a rookie BPRD agent transported to rural Appalachia in the 1950s for the classic ‘The Crooked Man’ storyline from the comic. Once there, they find themselves in a community plagued by witches, led by a local devil with a sinister link to Hellboy’s past.
“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.”
But that’s not all! For the first time in the franchise’s history, the creator of the comics, Mike Mignola, has written the script alongside Chris Golden, promising a new and authentic take on the story. Brian Taylor, director of Crank, has been brought on to helm the project, and conversations with the cast are currently in the final stages. Production is set to start in Bulgaria next month, so stay tuned for more updates.
Millennium Media hopes that The Crooked Man will spawn a new series of successful Hellboy movies after the 2019 reboot starring David Harbour didn’t quite hit the mark. Time will tell!