Just last week, we learned that a new attempt was being made to bring Mike Mignola's Hellboy to the big screen. And by that, we mean a new new attempt, ditching the version starring David Harbour. So who is the new Hellboy? Step forward Jack Kesy.
The new movie, which features Crank's Brian Taylor directing and Mignola writing the script alongside comics collaborator Christopher Golden, will adapt The Crooked Man. The story sees Hellboy stranded in 1950s rural Appalachia with a rookie BPRD 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.
This will reportedly be a younger take on the character than has been portrayed before, and production company Millennium Media is enthused about the new choice. “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,” says co-President Jonathan Yunger.
The new Hellboy will shoot this year in Bulgaria.