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Hellboy reboot writer says movie will be a "gruesome" horror/comic book film

05.10.2017

Late Monday night the news broke that the HELLBOY franchise was getting the reboot treatment with David Harbour starring in the lead role and Neil Marshall directing. Needless to say some people had some light commenting to do, but no matter what the movie seems to be heading to us fast. To make that point clear one of the screenwriters has come out to speak about the vision and tone of the film, and how it could be like nothing we’ve seen before.

Andrew Cosby, a writer on the current draft of the script, spoke with Silver Screen Beat recently to briefly talk about the reboot of HELLBOY, and the writer brought up how this will be a truly “gruesome” film that walks the line between horror and comic book movie:

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 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. The script is done, but work will continue as we move forward, always trying to make it the best it can be.

The movie is under the current working title HELLBOY: RISE OF THE BLOOD QUEEN, with Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola credited on the script with Cosby. With R-rated comic adaptations all the rage right now, it’s no wonder why the team behind this reboot would wanna go big (and red) to give fans an adult HELLBOY movie.

Given the series focuses on a big, red demon fighting other demons as part of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, making the movie have a strong, aggressive horror angle is easily possible. Whether it will be more grounded, or more fantastical is up in the air, but the team seems to have a clear vision for the film, which may or may not instill confidence in fans of the Toro/Perlman versions. Let the commenting continue!

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3:06PM on 05/11/2017

Disney needs to bring Touchstone back.

Now that they gave Dreamworks to Universal, it's time to make some R rated Buena Vista movies again. I don't know if Universal still has the rights since the 3nf one, though, when they took over Revolution from the first.
Now that they gave Dreamworks to Universal, it's time to make some R rated Buena Vista movies again. I don't know if Universal still has the rights since the 3nf one, though, when they took over Revolution from the first.
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3:33PM on 05/10/2017

Del Toro is overrated but also ahead of his time

I like this new approach. I was not a fan of the original Hellboy or Pacific Rim. Del Toro has a wonderful eye for visuals, but there's only a couple of his movies I enjoy watching more than once (Pan's Labyrinth & Hellboy 2). He has had his opportunity to make some great blockbusters and he fell short....considerably short. Time for new blood..literally. Also, Ron Perlman is just not the perfect embodiment of Hellboy IMHO. I could never really relate to his character or empathize with him
I like this new approach. I was not a fan of the original Hellboy or Pacific Rim. Del Toro has a wonderful eye for visuals, but there's only a couple of his movies I enjoy watching more than once (Pan's Labyrinth & Hellboy 2). He has had his opportunity to make some great blockbusters and he fell short....considerably short. Time for new blood..literally. Also, Ron Perlman is just not the perfect embodiment of Hellboy IMHO. I could never really relate to his character or empathize with him either.
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2:54PM on 05/10/2017
The one thing Hellboy was always missing was gruesome gore. The comics were mostly about as gruesome as Temple of Doom, but that's not enough!
The one thing Hellboy was always missing was gruesome gore. The comics were mostly about as gruesome as Temple of Doom, but that's not enough!
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1:26PM on 05/10/2017
I'm playing devil's advocate here (no pun intended), but Hollywood *generally* gives the audience what they think it wants: the YA book adaptation wave, social justice-minded demographic marketing (watch that "fight like a girl" Transformers promo and call me liar), and now R-rated comic book flicks. If this new Hellboy can entice oft-fickle fans (looking at you, Ghost In The Shell weebs) and curious newcomers to this world, maybe-- just maybe -- this could push quality horror out of the VOD /
I'm playing devil's advocate here (no pun intended), but Hollywood *generally* gives the audience what they think it wants: the YA book adaptation wave, social justice-minded demographic marketing (watch that "fight like a girl" Transformers promo and call me liar), and now R-rated comic book flicks. If this new Hellboy can entice oft-fickle fans (looking at you, Ghost In The Shell weebs) and curious newcomers to this world, maybe-- just maybe -- this could push quality horror out of the VOD / A24 cult niche and shunt horseshit like that Tom Cruise "Mummy" movie from being produced en masse. But if it DOES suck, then grab a Life Alert now because Wambulances will all be in service.
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11:49AM on 05/10/2017

And so it begins, the ruining of R rated comic book movies

Between this and Venom, studios are already showing off how stupid they are. They think R rated movies like Logan and Deadpool made money just because they were rated R and violent. Hellboy won't make money as an R rated movie and neither will Venom. They will be poorly written and rushed to get on the hype train and bomb. Then we will wait another 30 years before R rated comic movies come to light.
Between this and Venom, studios are already showing off how stupid they are. They think R rated movies like Logan and Deadpool made money just because they were rated R and violent. Hellboy won't make money as an R rated movie and neither will Venom. They will be poorly written and rushed to get on the hype train and bomb. Then we will wait another 30 years before R rated comic movies come to light.
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12:42PM on 05/10/2017
Fox, of all studios, will save us with Deadpool 2 and X-Force.
Fox, of all studios, will save us with Deadpool 2 and X-Force.
2:35PM on 05/10/2017
Not sure if you know the source material but the comics are definitely a hard R.
Not sure if you know the source material but the comics are definitely a hard R.
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