Hellboy: The Crooked Man

“Hellboy: The Crooked Man” Begins Production in Bulgaria This April

Fans of the Hellboy franchise can rejoice as the latest installment, “Hellboy: The Crooked Man,” is set to begin filming this April. Produced by Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Millennium Media’s Jeffrey Greenstein, along with a team of talented producers, the film is directed by Brian Taylor and written by Taylor, Christopher Golden, and Mike Mignola. The production will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Thessaloniki, Greece.

A Talented Team Behind the Camera

Hellboy: The Crooked Man

The team behind “Hellboy: The Crooked Man” is a group of seasoned industry veterans, many of whom have worked together in the past. Producers Les Weldon, Rob Van Norden, Yariv Lerner, and Avi Lerner are no strangers to producing thrillers, having worked on successful franchises like “The Expendables” and “Rambo.” Jonathan Yunger has produced several action films, including “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” while Mike Mignola, the creator of Hellboy, is also serving as a producer.

Director Brian Taylor has a reputation for directing high-octane, action-packed films like “Crank” and “Gamer.” Taylor has previously worked with producers Les Weldon and Avi Lerner on “The Mechanic” and “The Expendables” franchises, respectively. The writing team of Taylor, Christopher Golden, and Mike Mignola brings together an impressive combination of talent and experience.

A New Origin Story for Hellboy

Hellboy: The Crooked Man

“Hellboy: The Crooked Man” is an origin story for the iconic character, set between the 50s and 60s. The film follows Hellboy and a rookie BPRD agent as they become stranded in rural Appalachia, where they uncover a community haunted by witches led by the Crooked Man. This local devil has a connection to Hellboy’s past, making their encounter all the more troubling.

The story also introduces parapsychologist Bobbie Jo Song, who is tasked with delivering a spider to the BPRD but must seek Hellboy’s help when things go awry. Together, they travel to Appalachia to take on the Crooked Man, who has been sent back to Earth to collect souls for the devil.

Hellboy’s Comic Book Roots

Hellboy: The Crooked Man

Before Hellboy was a big-screen sensation, he was a beloved comic book character created by Mike Mignola. Mignola first introduced Hellboy in 1993 in the comic book “Seed of Destruction.” The character quickly became a fan favorite, and the comic book series gained a loyal following.

The comics are known for their blend of horror, fantasy, and action, with a unique visual style that sets them apart from other comic books. Mignola’s use of shadows and dark colors, combined with his intricate, detailed art style, creates a moody, atmospheric world that is both beautiful and terrifying.

Over the years, Hellboy has appeared in numerous comic book series and one-shots, exploring different aspects of the character’s mythology and backstory. The comics have also introduced a diverse cast of supporting characters, including Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and the B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense).

The success of the comic books led to the creation of several animated adaptations, as well as two live-action movies in 2004 and 2008. Despite some mixed reviews, the films helped to introduce Hellboy to a wider audience, cementing his status as a pop culture icon.

As “Hellboy: The Crooked Man” goes into production, fans of the comics can rest assured that the film will stay true to its comic book roots. With Mike Mignola serving as a producer, and the talented team behind the camera bringing their experience and passion for the source material to the project, fans can expect a faithful adaptation that honors the spirit of the beloved comic books.

Final Thoughts

“Hellboy: The Crooked Man” promises to be an exciting addition to the Hellboy franchise, with a talented team behind the camera and a compelling story that dives into Hellboy’s origin. Fans can look forward to seeing their favorite characters on the big screen once again, battling witches and demons in a rural Appalachian setting. The film is expected to be released in 2024, and we can hardly wait to see it!

Production Studios

Nu Boyana Film Studios
84 Kumata Street, Kinocentar
Boyana, Sofia 1616
PHONE: +359 2 958 6531
FAX: +359 2 958 1203

Nu Boyana Film Studios Hellenic
154 Egnatia Street
Thessaloniki, P.C. 54636

B2Y Productions
84 Kumata Street, Kinocentar
Boyana, Sofia 1616
PHONE: +35988 8550124

Millennium Media
6423 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
PHONE: 310-388-6900

Campbell Grobman Films
9461 Charleville Boulevard Suite 301
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
PHONE: 310-422-8444

Dark Horse Entertainment
12711 Ventura Blvd., Suite 270
Studio City, CA 91604
PHONE: 323-655-3600

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