BRIAN TAYLOR SET TO DIRECT WITH SPP MARCH 2023
Millennium Media announced today that Brian Taylor (Crank) will be directing the new Hellboy film, The Crooked Man. Starting production in March 2023, the franchise will continue to expand Hellboy’s world through one of the most beloved issues of the comic series.
Stranded in 1950s rural Appalachia, Hellboy and a rookie BPRD agent disover a small community haunted by witches, led by a local devil with a troubling connection to Hellboy’s past: the Crooked Man.
Millennium Media bought the rights to Hellboy in 2018 with a commitment to be true to the comics. Mike Mignola, creator of the comics, penned the script alongside Chris Golden. “The Crooked Man will introduce us to new characters that have yet to be depicted on the big screen and include characters we know and love. This Hellboy story is phenomenal – it’s action packed, emotional, and has a bit of comic relief. Brian Taylor is an expert across the board, and we can’t wait to see him bring this story to life to show our audience the new and improved Hellboy,” stated Millennium Media’s President Jeffrey Greenstein.
Producers for The Crooked Man include Millennium Media’s Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Les Weldon, Rob Van Norden, and Yariv Lerner, Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, and Mike Richardson. Mike Mignola, Millennium Media’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, and Tanner Mobley, Lati Grobman, and Christa Campbell are among the executive producers. Sam Schulte will co-produce on behalf of Millennium Media.
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.
ABOUT MILLENNIUM MEDIA
Millennium Media. Inc. is one of the longest-running independent film companies in Hollywood and has established itself as a leader in creating multi-billion dollar box office action franchises and acclaimed independent films. The full-service entertainment company finances, produces and sells films worldwide and has a production facility, Nu Boyana Studios, in Bulgaria, which hosts international and Hollywood productions.
Millennium is best known for the box office hits The Expendables franchise, the Fallen franchise, The Hitman’s Bodyguard franchise, Mechanic: Resurrection, and the successful reboot of the Rambo franchise, Rambo: Last Blood. It has also produced the acclaimed independent films, Rod Lurie’s The Outpost, Tesla starring Ethan Hawke, and Blackbird starring Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet. They recently wrapped on the highly anticipated comic book adaptation, Red Sonja starring Matilda Lutz, Wallis Day, and Robert Sheehan, Dirty Angels with Eva Green, Ruby Rose, and Maria Bakalova,
and Subservience starring Megan Fox.
Recent releases include horror film, The Offering, and The Enforcer with Antonio Banderas, Kate Bosworth, and 2 Chainz. Millennium Media’s upcoming releases include The Bricklayer with Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev, The Piper with Charlotte Hope and Julian Sands, and the 4th installment of The Expendables franchise.
ABOUT DARK HORSE MEDIA
Dark Horse Comics was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, who added an entertainment arm
several years later. In 1994, Dark Horse Entertainment produced its first major film successes,
The Mask and Timecop, both based on Richardson’s creations. The company has since produced
over three dozen films and series, winning two Emmys for Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
for HBO. Recent projects include Dark Matter and Resident Alien for SyFy and The Umbrella
Academy, Polar, and Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles for Netflix. In 2022, Dark Horse
Media, LLC became part of Embracer Group AB, forming the tenth operative group and
strengthening the company’s transmedia capabilities.