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New ‘Hellboy’ Details Reveal Film’s Title, Writers, and Production Company

The story of the year broke late last night as “Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola announced that Neil Marshall would be directing an “R”-rated reboot of the franchise, which would star “Stranger Things'” David Harbour as the title character.

THR had some additional info, including the film’s working title: Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.

Also, Millennium Films – who produced Texas Chainsaw 3D and Leatherface, the Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel, as well as the Day of the Dead remake – is in negotiations to take on the project. The screenplay is allegedly done and was penned by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden, and Mignola.

It is also confirmed that Guillermo del Toro is not involved, nor is Ron Perlman, the actor who inhabited the red-skinned, cigar-chomping devil in the two previous installments.

“Hellboy” was created in 1993 by Mignola and became an indie comic hit as it told of a demon, raised by a professor, working to fight supernatural evildoers for an organization called Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.

Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen is being executive produced by Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, and Carl Hampe.



  • Kaid Smith

    Who the hell wanted a reboot when so many people are still begging for a third chapter? This is aggravating.

  • Sky Commander


    • graynewt

      I dunno. What’s so hard to understand about the character’s creator wanting to move past a director who can’t get his shit together enough to actually film something?

    • The Fucked Up

      What the fuck is so goddamn hard to understand about not using CAPS to get your point across? Or did I miss CAPS LOCK DAY? In which case I PROFUSELY APOLOGISE 🙂

      • Sky Commander

        I find it to be a good way to convey anger cause tone can be a bitch to convey via typing

        • The Fucked Up

          With all caps you lose the anger and just scream teenage angst.
          Use caps to emphasise the word(s) you want to use to convey your anger. PLEASE just give it a GODDAMN chance. Something like that, I don’t know I’m not angry now 😛

  • Jamie Hartley

    What you complaining for!!! Neil Marshall will make a hell of a film.!!

    • Diego P Minero

      Not pun intended? :B

  • Baron von Marshmallow

    Better new Hellboy than no Hellboy at all. Fans should be grateful since it’s almost 10 years since the things stopped moving. Also, Neil Marshall is a great director under the R-rated circumstances, so no worries here.

    • Jamie Hartley

      Well said!

  • “Also, Millennium Films – who produced Texas Chainsaw 3D and Leatherface, the Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel”


    • Christian

      LOL. I’d be surprised if we ever see that thing released. Probably in the same rubbish heap those E.T. Atari games ended up in.

      • I prefer to don’t believe Leatherface will be a garbage, I really want to see it.

      • Eddie Dutra

        Highly doubtful, they ended up digging up those Atari E.T.(and many other Atari 2600 carts) a couple years back.

  • Kurgen_1

    Strange waste of money. If Del Toro and Perlmann’s version did not hit it big at the box office, slim to none chance a reboot will. Can’t improve on perfection.

  • Diego P Minero

    This feels like someone in Hollywood really hates Del Toro :/

    • graynewt

      Yeah. Everyone who wants consistency and follow-through.

  • SINISTER system

    This isn’t going to replace what fans ACTUALLY want. It’s a shame that Del Toro can’t do his own movie because “Oh we’re afraid it won’t make us much money”, but literally here’s something that I know won’t have the same production quality and love put into it.. yet it’s going to be done.

    Hellboy’s not gonna be the traditional Hellboy in personality, the “Blood Queen” is gonna be some mediocre female actress who’s only in it because she happens to be “pretty” and she’s somehow worth millions.

    Face it, this movie is gonna suck without Ron and Del Toro. I can’t imagine how Ron even feels.

    • Cappy Tally

      Hellboy was already not the traditional Hellboy in personality. In the comics he isn’t a love-sick man-child like he is in the movies. I love the movies and the comics but let’s not pretend the movies were all that accurate.

      • SINISTER system

        You do have a point, but that’s the thing, that’s the Hellboy the common people will know. Actually, it’s the Hellboy I grew up with! I was probably 5 or 6 when the first film came out (I’m 18 now), and I personally didn’t look into the graphic novels until I was a bit older and more geeky especially. From a film perspective, part of me will want to expect the film’s non-canon portrayal. If anything I’m only so heated because admittedly I feel as if Del Toro has been cheated in the film industry as of late with his brand of film.

        • Cappy Tally

          This entire era of comic book films wouldn’t exist if all anyone did was stick with depictions that “the common people” were familiar with. Batman never would have broken away from the camp and silly humor of the Adam West TV series the way Tim Burton’s films allowed him to, or the way Chris Nolan’s films allowed him to again when Joel Schumacher botched it all up again.

          Sorry but I see no obligation to stick with one single depiction of Hellboy that isn’t even true to the source material to begin with.

          Del Toro absolutely has been cheated lately, but that’s an entirely different discussion.

  • thedragon803

    Breaking news: Death Stranding has been cancelled, but will be rebooted with no involvement from Kojima or Del Toro at all. Instead the game will be re-imagined as part of the Call of Duty franchise with lots of micro-transactions.

  • Cappy Tally

    Honestly I don’t care if it sucks I just want to see the damn thing. At the very least if it is a garbage heap it’ll be something to laugh at.

  • graynewt

    Who are “they”? This is the creator of the character. GDT couldn’t get a sequel done so Mignola took HIS character and world and moved on.

  • Daniel Baldwin

    Hellboy 3 didn’t happen simply because the first two did not do very well. To make matters worse, Del Toro wanted an even bigger budget to make his third film. There’s also the fact that Del Toro hasn’t directed a Hollywood film to sizable box office success since Blade 2. His big movies tend to underperform domestically and skate by on overseas dollars.

    For better or worse, GDT’s Hellboy 3 just wasn’t financially feasible, so it died on the vine. Whereas this stands to be film smaller in scope and therefore cheaper to produce. That’s why this is happening.

    • Sky Commander

      I’d settle for a damn animated film I just want the end of the story hell I’d even go for a comic adaptation at this point.

  • Saltoner

    David Harbour will do the motion capture and/or voice, but the character will be CG. Careful what you wish for people. Let’s also get one thing straight, Del Toro is a great visionary, but not a good director.

  • graynewt

    1. There is no remake here. This won’t be a remake of the Hellboy movie directed by GDT and starring Ron Perlman. It will be a NEW movie with a new director and star based on a story from the original creator.
    2. I don’t think it’s nearly as universal as you make it sound that Hellboy fans want a third movie. I liked the two GDT films just fine but am completely happy to leave their narratives behind. I suppose this may depend on what you mean by “fans” though. I’m a fan of the comics. I didn’t agree with all of GDT’s choices. I didn’t think they were *terrible* choices but I’m eager to see a new take.

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