Dark Horse Comics founder and publisher Mike Richardson determined early on that great stories are great stories, no matter the medium in which they’re told. This belief led the publisher to explore the world of filmmaking and started him on the path to Hollywood, where he established his own filmmaking company, Dark Horse Entertainment, in 1992. The company’s first two major films—THE MASK, starring Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz, and TIMECOP, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme—were based on Richardson's creations and premiered to enthusiastic audiences. Under his leadership Dark Horse has produced over two dozen film and television projects since 1994, including MYSTERY MEN, R.I.P.D., Fox Kids’ Saturday-morning cartoon series BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT, the HELLBOY film series, and an Emmy Award–winning documentary, MR. WARMTH: THE DON RICKLES PROJECT. Recent projects include The Legend of Tarzan for Warner Bros., starring Alexander Skarsgard, and DARK MATTER for SyFy.