Break out the cigars–the big red guy is making a comeback.
Perhaps hoping to atone for the generally panned 2019 Hellboy reboot, Millennium Media is developing another big-screen remake of the beloved Mike Mignola character, according to a report in Discussing Film.
The project reportedly has already landed a director, Brian Taylor (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), and is tentatively looking towards an April production start date. The key element in all this, of course, is who will play the titular character, and sources indicate that news may break within the next few weeks.
The film reportedly has the temporary title of Hellboy: The Crooked Man, which may indicate the storyline will deal with the related comic book tale–by Mignola and legendary artist Richard Corben–that follows Hellboy in 1950s Virginia as he deals with a coven of witches and encounters The Crooked Man.
Hellboy first appeared in San Diego Comic-Con Comics No. 2 in 1993, and has since moved on to various one-shot comics and miniseries. The half-demon has been adapted into three live-action films–two starring Ron Perlman (2004 and 2008)–and the 2019 reboot with David Harbour.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this Hellboy reboot.