Andrew Cosby, co-writer of the upcoming Hellboy film reboot, has shed some light on the direction the film, tentatively titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, will take - and though he stopped short of explaining the plot, the words he's using to describe the film paint a vivid - but R-rated - picture.
“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 told SilverScreenBeat. “[Director Neil Marshall] 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 [Hellboy creator Mike Mignola] does so well with the comics.”
Marshall is best known for adventure/horror films such as The Descent, as well as his work on Game of Thrones. Mignola is also involved in writing the script, as is his longtime collaborator Christopher Golden.
Cosby also confirmed that the script is complete, with filming planned to move ahead shortly.
“Honestly, everyone has just been working overtime to bring that Mignola magic to the big screen. The script is done, but work will continue as we move forward, always trying to make it the best it can be.”
No release date for Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen has been announced.
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