According to an exclusive report from DiscussingFilm, everyone’s favorite demonic superhero, Hellboy, is getting another live-action film.
This will be the third Hellboy film reebot following the 2019 Hellboy reboot, which starred David Harbour. However, it’s not surprising that Harbour’s version of the character will not be continuing. Since the 2019 film bombed at the box office and failed to win over critics and audiences alike.
DiscussingFilm’s report disclosed that Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor is set to direct the planned reboot film, which is in production at Millennium Media. What’s more, filming is set to begin in Bulgaria sometime in April.
Understandably, since Millennium is rebooting the Hellboy franchise, a new actor is expected to assume the role of the titular hero. However, no announcement has been made, and with only two months until filming, The film’s cast list is sure to be released soon, among other important information.
Further, according to sources, Hellboy: The Crooked is the film’s current working title, Hellboy: The Crooked Man. This suggests that the film might adapt the three-issue miniseries of the same name, though this is purely hypothetical and more will be known later. Mike Mignola’s Hellboy has been a dark horse comics title since he debuted in 1993. Quickly gaining a huge fan base as well as a permanent spot in Dark Horse Comics’ publishing line. However, so far his live-action adaptations have been a mixed bag.
The 2004 Guillermo del Toro-directed film was widely accepted. With Perlman playing the demonic superhero in this version. Its widespread acclaim earned the film a sequel titled Hellboy II: The Golden Army in 2008. Which surpassed its predecessor in scale and appeal. However, despite Perlman and del Toro’s best efforts, a third film never came to fruition. During an interview with The Independent, Perlman stated he’d still do it at the ripe old age of 71 for the fans.
Unlike its predecessors, however, 2019’s Hellboy was a commercial and critical failure. Grossing only $55.1 million worldwide against a production budget of $50 million. The reboot also received a 17 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 48 percent audience score.