Hellboy is an upcoming American superhero movie based on the Dark Horse Comics character of the same name. The film is directed by Neil Marshall and stars David Harbor in the lead role.
The film also features Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane and Daniel Dae Kim. It is a reboot of the Hellboy movie series and is the third live installment of the movie series. The film is inspired by Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt and The Storm and the Fury.
The project began as a sequel to Hellboy II: The Golden Army, with Mignola and Cosby writing the script. Guillermo del Toro was not offered the full capacity of writer and director he had played in the first two films, and Ron Perlman refused to return without Del Toro’s participation.
The project became an R-rated restart after Marshall was hired as the director and Harbor cast of Hellboy. The main photography began in September 2017 in the United Kingdom and Bulgaria and ended in December 2017. Hellboy is scheduled to be released on April 12, 2019, by Summit Entertainment at IMAX.
- Directed By: Neil Marshall
- Produced By: Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Mike Richardson
- Written By: Andrew Cosby, Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden and Aron Coleite
- Music By: Benjamin Wallfisch
- Cinematography: Lorenzo Senatore
Hellboy prepares to stop an ancient medieval sorceress who seeks to destroy all humanity.
Hellboy 2019 (Cast)
David Harbor as Hellboy (Anung A Branch):
An immensely powerful demon that works for the government organization Agency for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.). Harbor had declared that the film will be a “character piece” and that it will feature mature themes and “complicated themes” that will justify the R-rating of the film, stating: “This study of this man is really going through this horrible dilemma and really getting there deep with him. ” Mignola had stated that Harbor had been investigating the character, saying: “He is texting Hellboy about his story, about what the character would think about this or about that.” Mignola described Hellboy of Harbor as more dramatic, brave and emotionally explosive than Perlman.
Milla Jovovich (Nimue):
The Queen of the Blood, a medieval British witch who seeks to destroy humanity. Harbor had declared that Hellboy has a “very special relationship” with Nimue and that his role expands in the film.
Ian McShane (Trevor Bruttenholm):
The adoptive father of Hellboy and founder of the B.P.R.D. Harbor confirmed that his version of Bruttenholm is a much more difficult character who does not sympathize with Hellboy questioning his place in the world.
Sasha Lane (Alice Monaghan):
A woman of Irish descent who retained some magical abilities after she was kidnapped by the fairies when she was a baby. Harbor stated that the character “gets to play with some really interesting ideas of, in a way, being a witch and having visions.”
Daniel Dae Kim (Ben Daimio):
A resistant Japanese-American military member of the B.P.R.D. that, due to a supernatural encounter, he can become a jaguar when he is angry or in pain. Ed Skrein was originally chosen for the role, but upon discovering that Daimio was represented in the comics as Japanese-American, he left to allow an Asian actor to be chosen. A month later, Kim was chosen for the role.
- Brian Gleeson as Merlin: A magician.
- Sophie Okonedo as Lady Hatton: A seer living in the Osiris Club, a former English club dedicated to discovering supernatural mysteries.
- Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida: An older witch who has decided that Nimue’s wrath has lasted too long and must be stopped.
- Alistair Petrie as Lord Adam Glaren: A senior member of the Osiris Club.
- Laila Morse as an employee of BPRD
- Thomas Haden Church as Lobster Johnson: A violent vigilante.
Hellboy 2019 (Production)
In 2014, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola started working with writer Andrew Cosby on the story of a new movie. The project was initially thought of as a sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s films, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
Al Toro was offered a producer credit but declined, wishing instead to direct his own script for Hellboy III, and Ron Perlman refused to star in without Del Toro’s participation. When Neil Marshall joined, it was decided that the new movie would be, instead, a reboot.
In May of 2017, Mignola announced on his personal Facebook page that the reboot, then titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, would be directed by Neil Marshall and starring David Harbor as the character of the same name.
Mignola also stated that the film would have a rating of R. At that time, it was the target of a 2018 version. Andrew Cosby had declared that the film would be a “darker and more frightening version of Hellboy”.
Harbor delved deeper into the R-rating of the film and said: “This movie is gorey, I mean it’s like a horror movie, there’s a lot of blood in it, it’s brutal.”
Mignola has stated that he will have a minimal participation in the restart, stating that he will act more as an “executive co-producer” and will not be involved in pre-production or design, declaring: When the decision was made to make another film, I got involved, basically saying, ‘If you’re going to do that story, do not do this or that, change this and that.’ “I helped direct it.” Christopher Golden and I wrote a couple of drafts of the script and started it, and then the decision was made. to restart. ”
In August of 2017, the reboot dropped the subtitle Rise of the Blood Queen and was relaunched simply as Hellboy.
Designing of Creatures
Makeup designer Joel Harlow wanted the monsters and Hellboy’s world to be “believable in the context of the world they inhabit.” The design team tried not to refer to the designs of the Del Toro films and was inspired by the comics.
Harlow tried to stay true to the original material and consulted with Mignola about any new design to make sure it matched the tone of the comics.
Harlow added Harbor’s facial features in the sculpture of the initial Hellboy model to capture the resemblance of Harbor in the character. Harlow felt that Harbor’s Hellboy gave a “commanding presence” after applying makeup and costume.
For Hellboy’s horned version, Harlow chose to make that version an “amplified” version of the normal Hellboy, saying: “We created an appearance that was a broader version of the facial features that Hellboy does”.
We gave him a larger jaw , a thicker forehead, a more vibrant yellow eye, bigger teeth and, of course, extremely large horns”. Harlow wanted “real-world representations” of the version with horns adding scars, feeling that they made Hellboy feel harsh and appropriate for a version of Hellboy classified by R.
The decision for the lack of a main knot was because this version of Hellboy was represented younger than the comic iteration. For the creatures of Hell, Harlow wanted them to look different from the other creatures in the movie, saying: “His appearance is totally nonhuman and very frightening, it’s a glimpse into a world of beings that do not follow the anatomical laws of anything earthly”.
When the project was announced, it was revealed that Mignola had written the first drafts with Andrew Cosby and that Christopher Golden and Mignola would be developing a new draft with Aron Eli Coleite.
In developing the tone of the film, Cosby said: “Neil said from the beginning that he wanted to pass the knife edge between horror and the comic book, which was music to my ears, because that’s what I was looking for in the script, and precisely what Mignola does so well with comics “.
Mignola confirmed that the film will be inspired by Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt and The Storm and the Fury, but will also extract “fragments of other stories”, such as Hellboy in Mexico.
Mignola did not want to make another history of origin, feeling that Del Toro had already succeeded with that story. Mignola felt that the arch of three books gave the filmmakers an “entrance” to the world of Hellboy and allowed them to expand beyond the comic.
David Harbor was the first actor to be chosen for the film in the role of Hellboy. In August of 2017, Ian McShane was chosen as Trevor Bruttenholm. On August 8, 2017, Milla Jovovich was chosen as the main antagonist, the Queen of the Blood. On August 15, 2017, Sasha Lane was chosen as Alice Monaghan.
On August 21, Ed Skrein was chosen to play Ben Daimio; However, Skrein voluntarily withdrew from the film on August 28 after accusations of “whitewashing” the role he had to play, Skrein said: a culturally accurate way is important for people, and that neglecting this responsibility would continue with a worrisome tendency to hide the stories and voices of ethnic minorities in the Arts. I think it’s important to honor and respect that. Therefore, I have decided to resign so the role can be chosen properly”.
On August 30, 2017, Penelope Mitchell joined the cast as Ganeida.
In September 2017, Daniel Dae Kim was chosen to replace Skrein in the role of Daimio. Since then, Kim has praised Skrein for abandoning the role, saying: “I applaud the producers and, in particular, Ed Skrein, for defending the idea that Asian or Asian actors should play Asian characters.”
The two later met and met after Skrein’s departure, and Kim said: “Thank you for the opportunity to meet us in person, thankful to call you ‘friend'”. In November 2018, it was revealed that Thomas Haden Church had a role in the film as Lobster Johnson.