New Hellboy film will be called The Crooked Man

Ron Perlman as Hellboy
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Hellboy: The Crooked Man is set to go into production next month, as the latest reboot of the series gets underway.

As was reported a few days ago, a new take on Hellboy is heading to the big screen. Again.

We now have confirmation that the film will be called Hellboy: The Crooked Man, and that the screenplay has been penned by creator of the character Mike Mignola alongside his comic book collaborator Christopher Golden, with Brian Taylor directing.

While it isn’t the Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman reunion fans have been clamouring for, the involvement of Mignola and Golden as screenwriters is promising.

The plot will see Hellboy and a rookie BPRD agent stranded in 1950s Appalachia. There, they discover a small community haunted by witches, led by a local devil with a connection to Hellboy’s past: The Crooked Man.

In the comic, The Crooked Man was an eighteenth-century war profiteer named Jeremiah Witkins who was hanged for his crimes, yet returned from Hell as the region’s resident Devil.

There is no word yet on who will be taking on the title role, but with production starting next month, an announcement should be imminent.

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