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Hellboy lands a 2018 release date

The Hellboy reboot will be in cinemas faster that you can say “Cursed with Awesome”.

Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall’s reinvention of the comic book superhero has landed a US cinema release date of Friday, January 11, 2019 — so, just over a year away now.

This will be a complete reboot of the Hellboy film franchise based on a screenplay by the character’s creator Mike Mignola, Andrew Cosby (Eureka), Christopher Golden (Sons of Anarchy) and Aron Eli Coleite (Heroes).

Stranger Things‘ David Harbour has been cast in the title role, taking over from Ron Perlman in Guillermo del Toro’s original Hellboy movies.

Originally subtitled Rise of the Blood Queen, the action-adventure movie will bring Hellboy, his dad Trevor Bruttenholm (Ian McShane), military badass Ben Daimio (Daniel Dae Kim) and the mystical Alice Monaghan (Sasha Lane) to battle that aforementioned Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich).

The creative team are open to an R-rating, to allow writer Mike Mignola and director Neil Marshall the creative freedom to bring the gruesome comic to life in all its glory.

“We’ve been granted permission to do it R-rated, which for me is just like taking the cuffs off,” Marshall said on podcast Post Mortem earlier in the year.

“It’s like, okay, so now we can just make the movie we want to make. It’s not like I’m going to force it to be R-rated, but if it happens to come out that way, just because of my own sensibilities, then fine.”

Mike Mignola created Hellboy for Dark Horse Comics back in 1993.

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