Read on for more details on the return of Hellboy…
The reboot is titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen and will ideally start shooting in September. There is just two HUGE problems we are having with the movie. The first is that Guillermo del Toro won’t helm this new film. The second HUGE problem is that David Harbour is replacing Ron Perlman as Hellboy. WTF?
This bit of news comes courtesy of film reporter Borys Kit, who writes for The Hollywood Reporter. Here’s what he had to say about it:
“#HellboyReboot could come sooner than you think: producers would like to start shooting mid-September. (If they will is another matter.)”
Meanwhile, in an interview with Silver Screen Beat, writer Andrew Cosby was asked about what fans should expect in the new film.
“I can’t really talk about specifics with regard to the story, which they’re keeping a pretty tight lid on at the moment, but I can say that this is a darker, more gruesome version of ‘Hellboy. Neil [Marshall] said from the very beginning that he wanted to walk a razor’s edge between horror and comic book movie, which was music to my ears, because that’s what I was shooting for in the script, and precisely what [Mike] Mignola does so well with the comics.”
For those who are not familiar with the character of Hellboy except for what has been done in the del Toro films, the character created by Mike Mignola differs quite a bit from the character that has lasted so long in comic-book form. Mignola created a character that was rooted in horror, with a much more gothic, macabre tone. The del Toro films, while incredibly creative and fun, were a big departure from what was done for years in comics.