It's been interesting to see the fans react to the news of the Hellboy franchise getting a feature film reboot with director Neil Marshall and David Harbour. Some fans are pissed, while other fans seem very open to the idea. Yeah, it was disappointing to hear that Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman won't be making Hellboy 3, but as a fan of the Hellboy comic, it's kind of interesting and exciting to think about how this new movie could turn out.
For the first time since the announcement was made, co-screenwriter Andrew Cosby talks about the new creative team's approach to the film and teases what we can expect to see from this new iteration of the badass character. While talking to Silver Screen Beat, he explains that this film will feature a darker, more gruesome version of Hellboy:
"I can’t really talk about specifics with regard to the story, which they’re keeping a pretty tight lid on at the moment, but I can say that this is a darker, more gruesome version of Hellboy. Neil [Marshall] said from the very beginning that he wanted to walk a razor’s edge between horror and comic book movie, which was music to my ears, because that’s what I was shooting for in the script, and precisely what Mignola does so well with the comics."
That honestly sounds promising. One of the reasons I enjoyed the Hellboy comics so much was because of the horror elements. So the fact that they are going to embrace that for this new film is kinda cool. He goes on to say:
"Honestly, everyone has just been working overtime to bring that Mignola magic to the big screen. The script is done, but work will continue as we move forward, always trying to make it the best it can be."
I like what Cosby is saying here and it sounds to me like this new Hellboy film has a lot of potential. I'll be looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. What do you think about what the co-writer of the film had to say?