'Hellboy' Reboot in the Works With 'Stranger Things' Star David Harbour
Millennium is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin for a new installment.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER — Millennium is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin for a new installment that would reboot and relaunch the property. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is also producing. Neil Marshall, the horror director who broke out with The Descentand won raves for his work on Game of Thrones, is attached to direct the project, which has a working title of Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen and has a script by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
Del Toro is not involved, nor is Ron Perlman, the actor who inhabited the red-skinned, cigar-chomping devil in the two previous installments.
Rather, David Harbour, the Stranger Things star, is in talks to play Hellboy.
‘Hellboy’ Getting Reboot With ‘Stranger Things’ Star
Millennium is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin to reboot the ‘Hellboy’ franchise. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is also producing. Gone from this new version are director Guillermo Del Toro and star Ron Perlman. In their places will be, if negotiations go as planned, Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) in the director’s chair and David Harbour as Hellboy. Exploratory work was done for a third Del Toro/Perlman firm, but the budget numbers went too high and it was decided to reboot instead.
I’ve been re-reading The Mask comics over the last few days.. Such a bizzare and violent series. I’d love to see Dark Horse try and do something new with the character..
The last thing they did was that Joker/Mask crossover series with DC and that was 16 years ago!