What’s Hellboy’s special talent? “It smashes things real good,” says Hellboy, now played by David Harbour, in the film’s first official full trailer. Stranger Things‘ Harbour steps into the role played by Ron Perlman for the 2019 revival of the Hellboy film franchise.
“Save the world. Just for the Hell of it.”
Ron Perlman played the comic book-inspired character in 2004’s Hellboy and 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Both films were directed by Guillermo del Toro. The 2019 reboot has Neil Marshall at the helm. Marshall’s film credits include Doomsday and The Descent.
The original Hellboy film opened in theaters on April 2, 2004. The PG-13 film grossed $23 million domestically over its opening weekend and went on to ring up $99 million worldwide before exiting theaters. Hellboy II: The Golden Army arrived in theaters on July 11, 2008, topping the original film’s opening weekend by bringing in $34 million domestically. Overall, the sequel easily beat the first movie’s worldwide gross with a $160 million take by the time its theatrical release ended.
Joining David Harbour in the 2019 horror action comedy/drama are Milla Jovovich (the Resident Evil films) as British sorceress Nimue; Ian McShane (American Gods, the John Wick films) as Trevor Bruttenholm, Hellboy’s adoptive father; Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0) as Ben Daimio; and Sasha Lane (The Miseducation of Cameron Post) in the role of Alice Monaghan. The cast also includes Thomas Haden Church, Penelope Mitchell, Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson, and Kristina Klebe.
Director Neil Marshall’s behind the scenes team includes director of photography Lorenzo Senatore, editor Martin Bernfeld, production designer Paul Kirby, costume designer, and Stephanie Collie. Benjamin Wallfisch handled the film’s score.
Lionsgate’s planning an April 12, 2019 theatrical release.
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.