As Lionsgate gears up to begin production on its R-rated Hellboy reboot, new lead David Harbour has been chatting to Variety about the film, describing it as a “monster movie that’s dark and scary” and explaining what drew him to the project.
“Superhero movies are the mythos of modern America,” said the Stranger Things star. “The ancient Greeks had Agamemnon, Achilles, and Cressida, and we have Captain America, Iron Man, and Superman. They are mythos, so I wanted to be involved in that conversation. These movies have been of a certain brand. With Deadpool and Logan, they are trying to do different things. So we are trying to do our own brand of that. I was really excited by that concept — to make a real monster movie that’s dark and scary and about the end of the world.”
Hellboy is being directed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) and sees Stranger Things star David Harbour taking on the title role alongside Ian McShane (American Gods) as Professor Broom, Sasha Lane (American Honey) as Alice Monaghan, Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) as the Queen of Blood, Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O) as Major Ben Daimio, Penelope Mitchell (The Vampire Diaries) as Ganeida, Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) as Lady Hatton, Brian Gleeson (mother!) as Merlin, and Alistair Petrie (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Lord Adam Glaren.
Hellboy is set for release on January 11th 2019.