Hellboy is Officially Getting a Reboot, David Harbour in Talks to Star
Posted 2017/05/09 2800 0
Guillermo Del Toro's long-discussed Hellboy 3 may not be happening, but we are getting some more Hellboy on the big screen.
According to an article from The Hollywood Reporter, Millennium is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin to reboot the franchise with an R-rated film. Mignola confirmed that Neil Marshall, the director of Descent who’s also known for his work on Game of Thrones, has signed on to direct. There’s no indication that del Toro will be involved, nor Ron Perlman, the actor who first brought the character to life in 2004. The new Hellboy film will film under the working title Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, with a script by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Mignola.
According to Andrew Crosby, the script is already done and they have been working overtime to get things moving.
"Honestly, everyone has just been working overtime to bring that Mignola magic to the big screen. The script is done, but work will continue as we move forward, always trying to make it the best it can be."
Hellboy was created in 1993 by Mignola and became an indie comic hit as it told of a demon, raised by a professor, working to fight supernatural evildoers for an organization called Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Del Toro co-wrote and directed the first adaptation, which was made by Revolution Studios and released by Sony in 2004. The movie made $60 million domestically (another $40 million internationally, asterisked by the fact that this was the era before international box-office dominated performance) on a budget of $66 million. The second movie was made by Universal with the same team, del Toro and Perlman, but its box-office mojo was cut short when The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan and featuring Heath Ledger as the Joker, opened six days later.
Harbour’s star has risen quickly since breaking out in Netflix’s buzzy “Stranger Things,” and he recently met for the role of Cable in “Deadpool 2,” which eventually went to Josh Brolin. Marshall gained recognition with 2005 horror film “The Descent,” and directed two episodes of “Game of Thrones,” as well as an episode of “Westworld.”