Reboots are a dime a dozen these days and while there are some we could honestly do without, there are others we all have just been dying to see.
The film franchise “Hellboy” is one of them.
According to the screenwriter for the film, this reboot of Hellboy will be darker and more gruesome than the previous films.
Fans of the film franchise have been asking for a third and final installment in Guillermo del Toro’s series, which starred Ron Perlman as the titular character, for years now, and they have yet to see their wishes fulfilled. After some back and forth with everyone involved in the series, earlier this year, del Toro finally said that a third Hellboy movie ‘simply isn’t in the cards’, but that didn’t mean audiences were done with the character forever. ‘Game of Thrones’ director Neil Marshall will be helming an R-rated reboot of the franchise based on a screenplay from Mignola, Andrew Cosby, and Christopher Golden, which will see ‘Stranger Things’ actor David Harbour taking over for Perlman as Brother Red.
The film’s screenwriter Aaron Cosby had this to say on the new changes that will be prevalent in this reboot:
“I can’t really talk about specifics with regard to the story, which they’re keeping a pretty tight lid on at the moment, but I can say that this is a darker, more gruesome version of Hellboy. Neil said from the very beginning that he wanted to walk a razor’s edge between horror and comic book movie, which was music to my ears, because that’s what I was shooting for in the script, and precisely what Mignola does so well with the comics.”
Hellboy has had a more than successful run as a franchise, switching things up this go ’round could be beneficial or it could hurt the brand entirely. What do you wish to see in the latest Hellboy Reboots? Sound off below because it’s time for #OpinionHour.
By Monique C. Tillman