Hellboy: The Crooked Man Wraps Filming

The film is to focus heavily on horror elements

by Tom Hartig on May 15, 2023

Fans of tough devils with a soft spot for cats can rejoice: Filming for "Hellboy: The Crooked Man" has been completed. After "Hellboy" and "Hellboy II" with Ron Perlman and 2019's "Hellboy" reboot with "Stranger Things" star David Harbour attempted to be big blockbusters, the new movie will rely entirely on the horror elements of the comic original.

Comic creator Mike Mignola announced on Instagram the wrapping of filming and expressed his excitement about the footage he's seen so far. He said the film is significantly closer to the comics than the previous adaptations. Anyhow, "The Crooked Man" is his absolute favorite story about the horned hero. The comic was published in 2008, and the author was also involved in writing the screenplay for the film adaptation. The story is about a small community in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1950s that is haunted by witches. Hellboy has to deal with their leader, who has a dark connection to his own past.

Since the reboot "Hellboy" flopped back in 2019, they are trying the genre approach this time: A small but excellent horror flick - R-rated, of course - without a star-studded cast, which doesn't break the bank, but can turn a profit more easily. Jack Kesy, who has so far featured in rather smaller movies besides an appearance in "Deadpool 2", plays the lead role. The director is Brian Taylor, who among other projects also directed "Ghost Rider 2".

To date, it is not known when and where "Hellboy: The Crooked Man" will be released. A theatrical distribution is just as likely as a streaming premiere. We are looking forward to the first moving images and will keep you posted!

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