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04th Mar 2023

The upcoming Hellboy reboot has found its lead actor

Stephen Porzio

The plot for the new superhero movie sounds promising

Following the two Hellboy films with Ron Perlman in 2004 and 2008 and the David Harbour-led 2019 reboot, a new movie take on the comic book character is on the way.

First reported by the website Giant Freakin Robot and later confirmed by Deadline, the film is titled Hellboy: The Crooked Man and will see Jack Kesy take on the role of the well-meaning, red half-demon.

A rising star, Kesy has had roles in the past in the movies Baywatch, Deadpool 2, Death Wish, The Outpost, Without Remorse and 12 Strong. He was also part of the main cast of the vampire series The Strain.

Directed by Brian Taylor (the Crank films, Mom and Dad) and written by Hellboy comic book creator Mike Mignola and his frequent collaborator Christopher Golden, the upcoming superhero flick is based on The Crooked Man, a 2008 comic book limited series of Hellboy.

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Deadline reports that the film will focus on a younger version of Hellboy and will see him “stranded in 1950s rural Appalachia with a rookie BPRD [Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense] agent”.

“There they discover a small community haunted by witches, led by a local devil with a troubling connection to Hellboy’s past: the Crooked Man,” the plot synopsis reads.

Along with Kesy, the cast for the movie also includes Adeline Rudolph (Netflix’s Resident Evil) and Jefferson White (Yellowstone), Deadline also reports.

The character of Hellboy was summoned from Hell to Earth as a baby by Nazi occultists before being rescued by the Allied Forces and raised as a human. He later works for the BPRD helping to keep the world safe from paranormal threats.

Though the first two Hellboy movies directed by Guillermo del Toro are beloved, the 2019 take on the character received poor reviews from critics and was a box office bomb.

Hellboy: The Crooked Man does not have a release date as of yet but is due to shoot in the coming weeks in Bulgaria.

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