Hellboy: New Hellboy Reboot Called The Crooked Man
Despite the flop with David Harbour, the project continues
While Guillermo del Toro's comic book adaptations "Hellboy" and "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" with Ron Perlman are modern classics, 2019's "Hellboy" with David Harbour in the title role was a total flop - both at the box office and among critics. Nevertheless, the franchise is to continue, as a new movie has now been announced.
According to an exclusive report from Discussing Film, rights holder Millenium Media is giving it another try with a live-action Hellboy movie. The script has already been written and is to be directed by Brian Taylor. He is best known for his films "Crank" and "Crank 2: High Voltage" with Jason Statham.
The current working title of the new Hellboy film is "Hellboy: The Crooked Man". A comic of the same name was published in 2011, the plot of which takes place in 1956, where Hellboy meets Tom, a man who sold his soul to a demon. Together they travel to the Appalachian mountains to confront the demon and save Tom's soul. How much of the story will be adapted for the film is unclear as of yet.
Shooting is scheduled to start in Bulgaria in April 2023, and the casting process has already begun. Of course, there is the big question of who will play the diabolical hero after Ron Perlman and David Harbour. Discussing Film reports that they are likely looking for an actor in his 20s or 30s. The film is expected to be another reboot. So whether and which of the well-known supporting characters will be in it this time remains to be seen.
Since the project is already in production, we anticipate more news very soon. There is currently no release date nor a publisher - which means that a direct release from a streaming provider is not out of the question. We will keep you up to date as always!