Hellboy is back with a reboot but what’s the difference with the old one?
The American superhero film based on the Dark Horse Comics is back! This reboot of the Hellboy film series is the third live-action installment in the film series. The film draws inspiration from Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, and The Storm and the Fury. The film is directed by Neil Marshall and stars David Harbour (Chief Hopper from Stranger Things) in the title role.
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You just can’t keep a good demon down!
Summoned in an experiment by the Nazis and Russian sorcerer Rasputin to turn the tide of World War II, the ritual is interrupted by Allied forces, guided by scientist, Trevor Bruttenholm who adopts the young Hellboy and takes him under his wing. This Guillermo del Toro version in the basics of Hellboy.
Is this a killer reboot?
David Harbour says so! After over a decade away from the big screen, Big Red is making a comeback this year. While fans of the Guillermo del Toro films might be disappointed that his trilogy-capper never materialized, a new take from director Neil Marshall and comic creator Mike Mignola promises to spin the material back towards its more horror-inflected roots. As well as leaning into an R-rating, the titular character is getting a gruffer, grittier makeover with David underneath the horns. And this time, he’s more brutal.
Are there any reactions from the actors of G. del Toro’s version?
There is! Ron Perlman and Selma Blair reacted to the first trailer and footage dropped Lionsgate from the upcoming “Hellboy” reboot last year. Blair reacted to the trailer a day later by posting a photo of her kissing a poster of Perlman’s Hellboy. “This man, Ron Perlman,” Blair wrote in an Instagram caption. “Forever my Red. You are always the realest deal, a diamond.” Perlman, meanwhile, reposted a video from Netflix to his Instagram page reminding moviegoers they can stream del Toro’s original “Hellboy” on the platform right now.
For the 2019 version, the film also stars Milla Jovovich as Nimue; Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm the head of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense; Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, a love interest of Hellboy’s in the comics; and Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio.
Tagged by Andrew Cosby as “a darker, more gruesome version of Hellboy,” he furthers that “Neil said from the very beginning that he wanted to walk a razor’s edge between horror and comic book movie.”
Excited for the new outtake of Hellboy? It’s only one month away from watching it in Philippine theaters! Start the countdown, everyone!