'Hellboy' reboot first trailer released, what to expect
Our favorite cigar smoking, gun toting, smart lines quipping half demon is back! That's right, the first trailer of Hellboy, the reboot movie got released recently. Notably, those at the New York Comic Con Hellboy panel were already treated to the trailer earlier this year, which literally brings the fire. Without much ado, we decode the trailer that turns up Hellboy's comedy and violence.
Reboot movie being helmed by 'GoT' director Neil Marshall
The reboot movie is being helmed by Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall. Although it was initially supposed to release in January 2019, production house Lionsgate pushed it back and gave it a release date of April 12, 2019. The screenwriter Andrew Cosby called the film 'a darker, more gruesome version of Hellboy' and it makes the character look grungier and action prone.
This time 'Hellboy' faces off against Nimue, the Blood Queen
The trailer shows Hellboy, or Big Red, working with other members of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD). He faces off against Nimue, the Blood Queen, a British witch from the Darkness Calls comic arc. The trailer shows Hellboy in his classic look with flaming horns and sword, and humorously depicts him dealing with being different, and feared by humans.
David Harbour is Hellboy, while Sasha Lane plays his lover
David Harbour from Stranger Things plays the protagonist, while Milla Jovovich of Resident Evil, is the antagonist. Ian McShane plays Professor Bruttenholm, Hellboy's adoptive father and head of BPRD. Sasha Lane plays Alice Monaghan a teammate and Hellboy's love interest, who was kidnapped at a young age by fairies. Ben Daimio played by Daniel Dae Kim is a teammate who occasionally clashes with Hellboy.
Harbour's 'Hellboy' is a bit different than Perlman's
For those unaware, two Hellboy movies already exist, directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Ron Perlman. These films set the tone for a different Hellboy, focusing on the supernatural fantasy elements, depicted how Hellboy deals with his own demonic half and how people fear him. Under Marshall, the film explores the horror in Hellboy comics and creator Mike Mignola has expressed his support.
'Hellboy' creator Mike Mignola endorses Marshall's change in approach
The current Hellboy movie is R rated and it speaks of how Marshall will change the approach. Described as someone willing to walk the razor's edge between horror and comics, we can expect a different Hellboy. Mignola himself commented that the script had been changed to fit Marshall's style of darkness in supernatural. Hopefully, the film, like the trailer, lives up to our expectations.