Hellboy – USA, 2019: now with new poster and red band trailer

‘Mess with the devil, you get the horns’

Hellboy is a 2018 American fantasy action horror feature film directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent; Dog Soldiers) from a screenplay by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy graphic novel creator Mike Mignola. Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin produced along with Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment. It is an ‘R’-rated reboot of the Hellboy franchise.

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Hellboy is released by Lionsgate on April 12, 2019.

David Harbour (Stranger Things) plays the titular character, Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean movies; Too Scared to ScreamThe Ballad of Tam Lin) is Professor Bloom and Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) is the Blood Queen. Sasha Lane is Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell is Ganeida and Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio (who replaced Ed Skrein). Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson and Alistair Petrie, round out the main cast.

Milla Jovovich as the Red Queen

Okonedo plays Lady Hatton, a seer at the Osiris Club, “an ancient English club dedicated to uncovering supernatural mysteries.” Petrie plays a member of the club, Lord Adam Glaren and Gleeson play a wizard named Merlin.

Plot:

Hellboy travels to England, where he must defeat Nimue, Merlin’s consort, and the Blood Queen. But their battle will bring about the end of the world, a fate he desperately tries to turn away…

Meanwhile, as reported by Bloody Disgusting, an alternate fan edited trailer has emerged by Tim Gonzales. He explains:

“What got me super excited was how Marshall hyped up that the film was going to be a hard R, leaning more towards the horror genre with a lot of gore and violence. With Marshall’s portfolio of films, yeah, my expectations were pretty high. I figured the reboot was going to be an “edgier” take. Darker. Gritty. Grounded. Yeah those buzzwords. Whatever. I was into it.

But from the new trailer it looks like more of the same? Maybe my hype was misguided/misinformed. The action and creature design look spot-on though. That said, I was motivated to cut the trailer footage into a “darker” teaser that’s less upbeat and more eerie to better reflect my initial excitement when the reboot was first announced.”

Trivia:

The movie was initially announced as Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.

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