Millennium Media announced today that The Crooked Man has its Hellboy. Jack Kesy (12 Strong) will star as Hellboy. As previously announced, Brian Taylor (Crank) will be directing with a script penned by Hellboy comic book creators Mike Mignola and Chris Golden.
The Crooked Man will be the first film in the Millennium Media partnered development slate with leading German film and TV distributor, Telepool, a division of Westbrook Inc.
Stranded in 1950s rural Appalachia, Hellboy, and a rookie BPRD agent discover a small community haunted by witches, led by a local devil with a troubling connection to Hellboy’s past: the Crooked Man.
“Jack Kesy is a dynamic actor who has the ability to morph into his roles. His talent and stature are perfect for this younger Hellboy. I was very impressed with him while working together on The Outpost.” Co-President of Millennium Media, Jonathan Yunger stated.
Jack Kesy can currently be seen starring in the Lionsgate feature DARK WEB: CICADIA 3301 opposite Alan Ritchson. He most recently played ‘Sgt. Josh Kirk’ in the Millennium feature THE OUTPOST, opposite Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood as well as the role of ‘Thunder’ in Tom Clancy’s Amazon feature WITHOUT REMORSE alongside Michael B. Jordan. Jack’s upcoming films include Paramount feature SHEROES and Netflix feature THE KILLER. Jack starred in the AMC feature MOSQUITO STATE and in Sony’s PEELopposite Emilie Hirsch. Other work includes DEADPOOL 2, Paramount Pictures’ BAYWATCH, 12 STRONG for Lionsgate, Eli Roth’s DEATH WISH for MGM, and JUGGERNAUT directed by Daniel DiMarco. In television, Jack starred in the series CLAWS produced by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, and THE STRAIN for Guillermo del Toro.
Millennium Media bought the rights to Hellboy in 2018. The Eisner Award-winning Hellboy: The Crooked Man comic debuted in July 2008 to correspond with the cinema release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
Millennium Media presents Hellboy: The Crooked Man in association with Dark Horse Entertainment – A Nu Boyana Production in association with Campbell Grobman Film. Producers for The Crooked Man include Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson, and Millennium Media’s Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Les Weldon, Rob Van Norden, and Yariv Lerner. Mike Mignola, Millennium Media’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, and Tanner Mobley, Campbell Grobman Films’ Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, and Telepool’s Michael Muellner and Julia Muentefering are among the executive producers. Sam Schulte will co-produce on behalf of Millennium Media.
Within the last year, Telepool has acquired Millennium’s current slate of productions for German-speaking territories including The Enforcer starring Antonio Banderas and Red Sonja starring Matilda Lutz, directed by M.J. Bassett. Telepool has previously distributed the Gerard Butler Has Fallen franchise and the successful Hitman’s Bodyguard franchise for German-speaking territories. Millennium Media recently released the horror film The Offering. Their upcoming slate for 2023 includes The Bricklayer with Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev, The Piper with Charlotte Hope and Julian Sands, and the 4th installment of The Expendables franchise. They have recently wrapped production on their highly anticipated comic book adaptation Red Sonja starring Matilda Lutz, Wallis Day, and Robert Sheehan, Dirty Angels starring Eva Green, Ruby Rose, and Maria Bakalova, and Subservience starring Megan Fox.