This new adaptation boasts a screenplay co-written by Hellboy comics creator Mike Mignola, with The Descent filmmaker Neil Marshall at the helm. David Harbour (Stranger Things) steps into the lead role with Ian McShane filling the role of Hellboy’s adoptive father Trevor Bruttenholm, who is the founder of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
This new film also introduces Daniel Dae Kim as comics character Ben Daimio, with Milla Jovovich playing the antagonist Nimue, a medieval British sorceress who seeks to destroy humankind.
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro previously adapted the Hellboy comics into two feature films starring Ron Perlman and had hoped to complete his trilogy, but Mignola opted to reboot the property instead with a new R-rated vision.
The film also stars Sasha Lane, Brian Gleeson, Sophie Okonedo, Penelope Mitchell and Allstair Petrie.
Hellboy opens in theaters on April 12, 2019.
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