The Empty Man Movie

The first night you hear him. The second night you see him. The third night he finds you.

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Who's Involved:

David Prior, James Badge Dale, Stephen Root, Joel Courtney, Marin Ireland, Owen Teague, Arthur Parsons, Stephen Christy, Ross Richie, Evan Jonigkeit, Virginia Kull, Jessica Matten

Release Date:

Friday, October 23, 2020 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: 2 hrs, 17 m

Plot: What's the story about?

The Empty Man is a supernatural horror film based on a popular series of Boom! Studios graphic novels. After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making The Empty Man

A look at the The Empty Man behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer David Prior last wrote The Bye Bye Man.


David Prior


David Prior


Stephen Christy
Ross Richie

Production Company

Boom! Studios

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Production: What we know about The Empty Man

Key Facts

  1. Based on the Boom! graphic novel written by Eisner Award-winner Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey.

Filming Timeline

On or about April 28, 2018, the film was in Completed status.

On or about September 25, 2017, the film was in Production status.

On or about July 10, 2016, the film was in Pre-Production status.

A fall 2016 start in South Africa is being eyed.

On or about June 14, 2016, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about February 9, 2016, the film was in Development status.

The Empty Man Release Date: When was it released?

The Empty Man was released in 2020 on Friday, October 23, 2020 (Nationwide release). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including The Addams Family, Synchronic and Terra Willy.

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