David Harbour Will Likely Play ‘Hellboy’ In Reboot
David Harbour, who played Chief of Police Jim Hopper on Netflix’s Stranger Things, is rumored to play the Hellboy himself in the new Hellboy reboot. Ron Perlman played the title character in Hellboy (2008) and in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).
The new reboot comes a year after Guillermo del Toro, who co-wrote and directed the first two films, announced that he was attempting to make a third film. This attempt never came to fruition, as del Toro is not attached to this new project. Neither is Perlman.
Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) is expected to direct the project but this has yet to be finalized. Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden, and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola have been working on the script, tentatively given the title Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. The film is said to be ‘R-rated.’
Mignola’s character first debuted in 1993 in San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2.
Hellboy tells the story of a demon, spawned by Nazis but raised by a professor, who, as a sassy demon adult, works for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense fighting supernatural evil.
The third film will be produced by Millennium Films. The first was made by Revolution Studios and the second was made by Universal.