Another day, another Hollywood revival! This time Hellboy is getting the reboot treatment for the third movie in the series. But don't get too excited—original star Ron Perlman and director Guillermo del Toro aren't returning.
Instead, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) is set to direct. So who will be playing the titular demonic superhero? Sources claim that Millennium Films are in talks with Stranger Things star David Harbour to take the lead role. The reboot is tentavitly titled Hellboy: Rise Of The Blood Queen, with Larry Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment to produce.
Mike Mignola, the writer who created the original Hellboy comic book series, revealed on Facebook that the new movie will be a R-rated reboot. He's also reportedly set to pen the script alongside Andrew Crosby and Christopher Golden. As of now, there's no official release date for the third movie. The franchise has established a cult following, with fans wondering if there was even going to be another movie. But back in February, Del Toro shut down the notions of a third installment happening.
Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) February 21, 2017
The original Hellboy premiered in 2004 with the sequel following in 2008. Next up, check out actor/filmmaker Rider Strong break down his five favorite horror movies for Fuse: