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Shooting Begins in Africa for Film Adaptation of Video Game ‘Monster Hunter’

The folks responsible for the Resident Evil film franchise are bringing a brand new video game to the big screen.  According to Deadline, principal photography has begun in both South Africa and Namibia on Monster Hunter, based on the wildly popular Capcom video game of the same name.  Sony arm Screen Gems will release the film nationally, with other companies handling the international distribution.

Paul W.S. Anderson, who previously worked on both the Resident Evil and Mortal Kombat film adaptations, will assume the writing and directing duties on Monster Hunter.  The star of those Resident Evil movies, Milla Jovovich, has already signed on to team up with Anderson again as the female heroine Artemis.  Joining Jovovich will be Hollywood heavyweight Ron Perlman (Hell Boy), rapper Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior) and Meagan Good (Saw V) among others.  Completing the Resident Evil circle on this project are producers Robert Kulzer and Jeremy Bolt, with several others also serving in that capacity. read more

Mike Mignola Shares First Look at David Harbour’s ‘Hellboy’ Makeup

Sometimes a project comes along where the announcement causes fans to instantly picture what an actor or actress might look like in his or her role. The announcement that David Harbour would play the titular character in the upcoming movie reboot of Hellboy was exactly that kind of project for me. Based on Harbour’s beloved performance and line delivery in Stranger Things, I could already hear his voice spouting off the demonic antihero’s snarky quips and biting comments. Better yet, Harbour looks the part when you consider everything from the defining structure of his face to his imposing body shape and size. read more

David Harbour Reveals Details about ‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen’

Many fans were skeptical of a Hellboy reboot after the beloved Guillermo del Toro films, but so far everyone involved in the project is saying the right things to get fans excited about this new version.

And speaking of “things”, Stranger Things star David Harbour recently appeared on MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast (episode 170) and revealed some details about his take on Hellboy and the general atmosphere of the upcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.

Harbour compared his portrayal to the original Hellboy, Ron Perlman, stating that “Ron sort of embraces this machismo in himself and in Hellboy, that kind of is this thing, and I really like it and I think it’s super fun and it’s a super fun performance, but I think Hellboy has a certain psycho dynamic where occasionally he has to prove that he’s the lion and has to roar, but I think he struggles with his own masculinity. But I don’t think he needs that as much as maybe those other movies did. I have a bit of a different take on his capability or his slickness. I sort of think that for me he’s a little less skilled at constructing that persona.” read more

Shout! Factory’s Animated ‘Lovecraft’ Feature Finds Cast

Ron Perlman and Christopher Plummer will be voices in the upcoming animated film ‘Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom’ from  Shout! Factory.  Sean Patrick O’Reilly is directing the film, which is based on Bruce Brown’s graphic novel of the same name. Perlman is cast in the the role of Shoggoth, and Plummer has will voice Dr. Herbert West.  The goal of the project is to bring the works of horror master H.P. Lovecraft to a new generation.  The film is to be a family-friendly spooky entertainment, that blends the biography of young H.P. into story. read more