A new Hellboy is on its way to the big screen, but this time around it is coming without the duo of Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman the director and star of the earlier two versions. For its new instalment, Millennium is already in negotiation with Lloyd Levin and Larry Gordon, the two producers who have all the rights to the films.
If the negotiations succeed then Millennium will become the third company to make the film. The first one was made by Revolution Studios and the second was made by Universal. This R-rated reboot will be directed by Neil Marshall who has won raves for his excellent direction in his projects, especially The Descent and Game of Thrones and actor David Harbour of Stranger Things fame will star in it.
For years, fans wanted to see the third Hellboy movie after the first came in the year 2004 titled “Hellboy” followed by the sequel “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” in 2008. In both these movies, Perlman was the titular superhero with a craggy face and a rumbly voice that was a perfect fit for the character of a cynical cigar-smoking antihero.
The fans were really disheartened last year when Perlman said that there is virtually no probability that “Hellboy 3” will ever be made. The announcement that the third movie is on its way has raised the spirits of the fans.
The new movie is titled “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen” and the script is written by Christopher Golden, Andrew Cosby and Mike Mignola, the creator of Hellboy. The comic Hellboy was created by Mignola in 1993, which became a hit.