R-Rated ‘Hellboy’ Reboot in the Works from Neil Marshall

Created By Mike Mignola

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola took to his socials to break the news that the R-rated reboot from Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall is now in the works with one-time Cable contender David Harbour taking over the lead role that Ron Perlman filled in Guillermo del Toro’s two previous films.

According to THR, the reboot will be produced by Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin for Millennium Films, with Dark Horse Entertainment also producing. Marshall is now developing a script for a new Hellboy film with Heroes writer Aron Eli Coleite.

Hellboy was created in 1993 by Mignola and became an indie comic hit as it told of a demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, who grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness. The first live-action film was released in 2004 and grossed $99 million on a budget of $66 million. The sequel, made with the same team — del Toro and Perlman — grossed over $160 million, against a budget of $85 million.

I’m all for a new director bringing us a new take on the property, but recasting Hellboy would be like recasting Superman after Christopher Reeve.

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