Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have confirmed that the release date for director Neil Marshall's Hellboy reboot! That release date is January 11th, 2019. This is the same date that was rumored a few months ago, before we got an e-mail from Lionsgate saying it wasn't the confirmed release date. But, now it is.
I've liked everything that I've seen and heard about the film. David Harbour looks freakin' awesome as Hellboy. I love the design of the character! I'm looking forward to seeing how exactly Hellboy will be portrayed in the film. Harbour previously talked about how he wanted to incorporate some Shakespearian elements into the character:
"On a surface level, he’s an adopted kid from hell. He was meant to bring about the apocalypse. Yet, he just wants to be a good guy and fight evil. But he has this destiny. That struggle is very Hamlet-esque, even having tones of Coriolanus, where you have this guy who cannot understand his own true nature. Those levels of complexity, if we can bring that to this movie, which we’re trying to do, I think will be really rich."
The movie also stars Ian McShane as Professor Broom, Milla Jovovich as the Nimue, Blood Queen, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida, a witch who has decided that the Blood Queen's wrath has gone on for too long, and Daniel Dae Kim will play Major Ben Daimio.
It's been said that this Hellboy film will be a much closer adaptation of Mike Mignola's comic series, which is why Mignola was looking to reboot the film franchise. The film will have a dark and gruesome tone, and Marshall's goal is also to implement practical effects as much as he can. Then there's the R-rating that was pre-approved so that Marshall would have the creative freedom to do what he wants with the story.
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