Lionsgate and director Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) are currently in post-production on Hellboy, a reboot of Mike Mignola’s popular Dark Horse Comics character, featuring Stranger Things’ David Harbour in the lead role as the demon hero.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mignola has been chatting about his involvement with the new film and how it compared to Guillermo del Toro’s earlier movies:
“It’s funny, because my involvement has been very different than the Del Toro movies,” said Mignola. “The difference is I had known Del Toro for six years by the time we did the first movie. Neil I met a couple months before he worked on the movie. It was very different, but I have been involved ever since they said ‘Hey we’re gonna make another Hellboy movie, and we’re gonna do this story.’ I’ve bounced back and forth with them about how to adapt this particular Hellboy story.”
“At various times I’ve jumped in and been much more active in the screenplay than I ever was on the Del Toro movies. But I did nothing so far as design stuff on the movie. Guillermo wanted me as a concept artist, but on this movie, there were other concept artists. I came in and I looked at some stuff, but they were trying to do something so close to what’s on the comics that they really leaned on what had been done by Duncan Fegredo and me in the comics.”
Hellboy is being directed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones), with Stranger Things star David Harbour taking on the lead 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 and Penelope Mitchell (The Vampire Diaries) as Ganeida.