Neil Marshall (The Descent) is directing and David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) is our new Hellboy in the upcoming feature Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, which will reboot the franchise with a brand new rated R adaptation of Mike Mignola’s comic books. And it’s going to be dark, gruesome and bloody!
Speaking with Mick Garris on the latest episode of Post Mortem, Marshall noted that he doesn’t intend on pulling any punches with his adaptation.
“We’ve been granted permission to do it R-rated, which for me is just like taking the cuffs off,” he told Garris. “It’s like, okay, so now we can just make the movie we want to make. Nobody’s going to stop us. So, that’s the main [difference]. And I’m sure, obviously, the success of things like Deadpool and Logan have not hurt that cause. But, also, when you go back the original material, it is kind of bloody, so I’m going to embrace that.”
Marshall continued, “It’s definitely going to be as practical as we can possibly make it. I love to do stuff in camera whenever I possibly can, and use CG as the amazing tool that it is, to enhance or expand upon the world, but not to use it to replace reality, when you can do it [for] real.”
The Millennium Films project has already been scripted by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden, and Mike Mignola. It is being executive produced by Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, and Carl Hampe.
Look for Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen in 2018.