Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have confirmed the release date for the Hellboy reboot, and it’s just over a year away.
Played by David Harbour; the cocky, red anti-hero will return to our screens on Jan 11, 2019. The Descent and Game of Thrones‘ helmer, Neil Marshall, is directing the project, which also stars Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim.
It doesn’t look like the studio has deviated too much from Ron Perlman’s Hellboy character in terms of style thankfully. Harbour’s version certainly seems a lot less cartoony and vivid, hopefully, this doesn’t detract too much from Hellboy’s hilarious attitude. Reassuringly, Harbour seems to get the character but sounds like he will be putting his own spin on things:
“I think Hellboy has a certain psychodynamic, where occasionally he has to prove that he’s the lion, has to roar, and I think he struggles with his own masculinity,” Harbour told Cinema Blend. “But I don’t think he needs that as much as maybe those other movies. I have a bit of a different take on his capability or his slickness. I sort of think that for me he’s a little less skilled at constructing that persona.”
Another plus point is that Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, will be working on the script. Mignola created Hellboy in 1993 as an indie comic about a demon, raised by a professor who works for an advanced organisation whose goal is to combat supernatural evildoers.