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The Hellboy reboot will give us “a darker, more gruesome version”


Yesterday there came news that there was a new Hellboy film in the works. However, Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman are not involved. Instead we have Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers) directing and David Harbour as Hellboy.

The film’s working title is Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen and has a script by Andrew Cosby (Eureka), Christopher Golden, and Mike Mignola (the creator of Hellboy).

First appearing in comics in 1993, Hellboy is a demon summoned from Hell by the Nazi occultists near the end of World War II. Raised by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm of Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Hellboy went on to be billed as “The World’s greatest occult detective.”

There are no plot details at the moment, but Andrew Cosby spoke to Silver Screen Beat and gave a few details about the tone they are going for.

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 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 Mignola does so well with the comics.

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.

If they can deliver all of that, then I will be more than happy to watch the new version of Hellboy.

What are your thoughts on the new film?

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