With Hellboy making a big screen comeback sans Guillermo del Toro, screenwriter Andrew Cosby has confirmed the reboot will be a “darker, more gruesome” version.
Talking to Silver Screen Beat about Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, Cosby admitted: “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.“
Cosby explained that the film’s director Neil Marshall (of The Descent and Game of Thrones fame) wants the movie to “walk a razor’s edge between horror and comic book movie”.
He added: “…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”.
“Honestly, everyone has just been working overtime to bring that Mignola magic to the big screen,” Cosby continued.
“The script is done, but work will continue as we move forward, always trying to make it the best it can be.”
Earlier this month, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola revealed there would be an R-rated reboot – but without both del Toro and Ron Perlman as the cigar-favouring demon.
However, Stranger Things star David Harbour is playing Hellboy in the reboot, which has a working title of Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen and has been written by Mignola, Cosby and Christopher Golden.
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