Hellboy is Coming Back Without Perlman and Del Toro
Hellboy, the iconic demonic comic book hero made known to a wider audience thanks to Guillermo del Toro, is set to come back to the big screen. This time it’ll be without the legendary filmmaker and the guy who brought Hellboy to life, Ron Perlman.
Producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin are currently in negotiations with Millennium for a new installment that would relaunch the franchise. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is also producing.
Neil Marshall is attached to direct the project, which has a working title of Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. Marshall is best known for directing The Descent and Doomsday. Most recently he received rave reviews for his work on HBO’s Game of Thrones, most notably for “Blackwater” and “The Watchers on the Wall.” The script for the film was written by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
David Harbour, who played Hopper on Netflix’s Stranger Things, is currently in talks to play the title character.
If made, Millennium will be the third company to make a Hellboy film in as many releases. The first film was made by Revolution Studios and released by Sony in 2004. The second film, subtitled The Golden Army, was made by Universal with relatively the same team, but it had a mediocre return at the box office when Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight arrived to theaters a week later.
Producers are looking to reboot the franchise rather than continue on what Del Toro started. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Hollywood Reporter