Millennium Media acquired the rights to Hellboy back in 2018, and has today revealed that Jack Kesy (12 Strong) has been tapped to play the well-meaning half-demon in Brian Taylor‘s (Crank, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Mom and Dad) upcoming adaptation, The Crooked Man.
Directed by Taylor from a script by “Hellboy” writer Mike Mignola and Chris Golden, The Crooked Man finds Hellboy and a rookie BPRD agent stranded in rural Appalachia in the 1950s, where they come upon a small community haunted by witches and led by a local devil with a troubling connection to Hellboy’s past: the Crooked Man.
The Eisner Award-winning comic “Hellboy: The Crooked Man” which the film is based on debuted in July 2008 to coincide with the theatrical release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
The Crooked Man marks the first film in Millennium Media’s development slate with leading German film and TV distributor Telepool, a division of Westbrook Inc.
Commenting on the casting confirmation, Co-President of Millennium Media, Jonathan Yunger stated. “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.”
Jack Kesy can currently be seen in the Lionsgate production Dark Web: Cicadia 3301 opposite Alan Ritchson. Most recently, he also played ‘Sgt. Josh Kirk’ in the Millennium feature The Outpost co-starring opposite Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood, as well as playing ‘Thunder’ in Tom Clancy’s Amazon release Without Remorse opposite Michael B. Jordan.
Kesy’s upcoming films include Paramount’s Sheroes and the Netflix production The Killer.
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’ LatiGrobman and Christa Campbell, and Telepool’s Michael Muellner and Julia Muenteferingare 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 instalment 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.