Hellboy reboot in the works from director Neil Marshall and Stranger Things’ David Harbour


Hellboy may be coming back to the big screen, but it’s going to be without director Guillermo del Toro and star Ron Perlman. A Hellboy reboot is in the works from director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones), with David Harbour (Stranger Things) as big red. The project’s working title is Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, from a script by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden, and character creator Mike Mignola. The project is purportedly going to be R-rated.

Back in late February, del Toro said Hellboy 3 wasn’t happening. It seemed like there was a falling out between del Toro and Mignola, the fissures showing in a semi-public way. As much as I loved Hellboy II: The Golden Army, it felt like Mignola characters being taken through a very del Toro world. Mignola may have wanted more creative control of his creation.

While it’s a bummer that del Toro and Perlman won’t be around for this, I’m okay with a new direction and a new look and feel. Let’s just hope it turns out all right and isn’t just a pipe dream for several years like Hellboy 3.

[via THR]

Hubert Vigilla
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