“Hellboy” Reboot In The Works

David Harbour by Gordon Correll

By Creative Media Times

A new “Hellboy” is currently in development, but this time, without director Guillermo del Toro, who directed the first two movies. According to Variety, Neil Marshall of “Game of Thrones” is attached to take over directing duties, while “David Harbour” is in talks to star.

This news might not be a complete surprise to some. In an interview with Screen Rant last year, Ron Perlman, who originally played the character, admitted that making Hellboy 3 is unlikely to happen, or at least not with him on it.

The first ‘Hellboy’ came out in 2004 to minor boxoffice success but developed a strong cult following. The success of Del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” a couple of years later provided the director enough influence to push forward the production of a sequel in 2008, “Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, which was a slight financial improvement.

‘Hellboy’ is based on the graphic novels of the same name by writer/artist Mike Mignola who also broke the news in his facebook site. In the film, the character is a well-meaning demon superhero brought into this world by Nazis who want to unleash the “Seven Gods of Chaos” but raised to became a superhero to do battle with supernatural enemies.

David Harbour is the current lead character Police Chief Jim Hopper in the Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’ which recently won TV Show of the Year at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.