Neil Marshall’s forthcoming Hellboy movie has a first-look image. The film, which is about to start production this very month, was said to have been set to open in cinemas in the United States and Canada on January 11th 2019, about sixteen months from now – that news has since been updated by Lionsgate who state that the film does not currently have a release-date set.
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is co-writing the new movie, which will be directed by frequent Game Of Thrones helmer Marshall, who is also responsible for the likes of The Descent, Dog Soldiers, amongst many others.
The project was originally called Hellboy: Rise Of The Blood Queen, but Lionsgate, who are backing the film, have reduced the title to Hellboy, which we kind of prefer.
The Blood Queen of the former title is the villain of the piece, and will be played in the film by Milla Jovovich. David Harbour is taking over from the previous Hellboy Ron Perlman as the title character, while Ian McShane (American Gods) also co-stars in the forthcoming motion picture as Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (aka. Professor Broom), Hellboy’s father figure.
Other cast members include Daniel Dae Kim, American Honey actressstar Sasha Lane and Penelope Mitchell.
Guillermo del Toro previously directed the 2004 Hellboy and its 2008 sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army. The new film is expected to reboot the franchise, supposedly for more movies should it become successful. The first two films in this ever-popular franchise have made a whopping $260 million around the world from fairly low budgets.
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Neil Marshall has been quoted in saying that the new film will utilise practical effects rather than extensive CGI and will definitely have an R-rating, which is something that will definitely please fans of the source material.
The aforementioned January 2019 release date means it currently has the first month of the new year pretty much to itself, with M. Night Shyamalan’s sequel to both Split and Unbreakable as the only other big movie to open that month. We hope to see it before then though – a 2018 release was previously mentioned but, as stated before, there is no release date for the Hellboy reboot as yet.
Still, feast in the first image of David Harbour (Stranger Things) in the image above, and do let us know what you think.