A new Hellboy movie is coming, and it's a reboot to be directed by Neil Marshall and star David Harbour...
The never-ending saga that is the quest for a third Hellboy movie has just revealed a huge twist: there's indeed a new film adaptation coming, but it won't be directed by Guillermo del Toro. In fact, it won't take place in the movie universe del Toro crafted at all. This new Hellboy movie will be a reboot directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent) and David Harbour (Stranger Things) is set to star as the titular demon himself. The film will be R-rated.
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola made the announcement on Facebook:
According to THR, neither del Toro nor Ron Perlman, who played Hellboy in the original two films, are involved. It makes sense since just back in February del Toro announced that Hellboy III was not going to happen, seemingly ending the character's big screen efforts for good.
How far along is the reboot? Well, Millennium, the third studio to tackle a Hellboy movie, is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin at the moment. The movie alread has a working title, too - Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. The script was penned by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Mignola himself.
That working title should raise some eyebrows as it refers to a specific character from the comics. To reveal too much about this character would be a MAJOR spoiler, so all I'll say is that Queen of Blood is the greatest of all witches in the Hellboy universe. If this reboot plans to follow Mignola's comics closely, Hellboy is in for a hell of a few years!
More on the Hellboy reboot as we learn it