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Plot and production details for Millennium Media's upcoming Hellboy reboot were announced during the EFM in Berlin. The reboot will be directed by Brian Taylor, with the title confirmed as Hellboy: The Crooked Man, with production starting next month in Bulgaria. Comic creator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse comics collaborator Chris Golden have penned the script. Plot details show Hellboy and a rookie BPRD agent stranded in 1950s rural Appalachia. 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. In the comic, The Crooked Man was an eighteenth-century miser and war profiteer named Jeremiah Witkins who was hanged for his crimes yet returned from Hell as the region’s resident Devil. Hellboy: The Crooked Man will be a Millennium Media presentation in association with Dark Horse Entertainment. The Nu Boyana production is being produced in association with Campbell Grobman Film. Producers include Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson, 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, Tanner Mobley, and Campbell Grobman Films’ Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell are among the executive producers. Sam Schulte will co-produce on behalf of Millennium Media. Source: Deadline
Production on Millennium Media’s upcoming comic book film Red Sonja has begun at the Bulgarian Nu Boyana Studio with M.J. Bassett directing and Matilda Lutz, Wallis Day, and Robert Sheehan leading the cast. Hannah John Kamen had previously been set for the film’s lead role though she’s stepped aside due to scheduling conflicts, with Lutz now set to play the titular character. Day will portray her wicked half-sister Annisia, with Sheehan as Draygan. The character has been described as a fearsome warrior boasting a high degree of skill with a sword. Details of the plot of the movie haven't been disclosed but the movie is inspired by the sword and sorcery comic books of the same name by Dynamite Entertainment. Red Sonja is based on the heroine created for Marvel Comics by Robert E. Howard and subsequently adapted by Roy Thomas. The script has been written by Joey Soloway, and Tasha Huo, and will also star Michael Bisping, Martyn Ford, Eliza Matengu, Manal El-Feitury, and Katrina Durden. Source: Deadline