Looks like Neil Marshall’s buzzworthy reboot will be ordering Hellboy to England.
Omega Underground has uncovered some production notes for the 2018 fantasy pic, which has been placed on the fast-track over at Millennium Films. Alongside a brief, as-yet-unconfirmed synopsis for the movie, OU’s report brings word that Hellboy will lens in Bulgaria and England, the latter of which will seemingly play host to his climactic showdown with Nimue (AKA the Blood Queen).
Described as Merlin’s consort, we know Nimue will be brought to life by Resident Evil stalwart Milla Jovovich, with the title role going to David Harbour of Stranger Things fame. Other high-profile cast members include Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Hellboy‘s adoptive father, Sasha Lane, Penelope Mitchell and, crucially, not Ed Skrein, who vacated the role of Major Ben Daimio following cries of whitewashing. A classy move, if we do say so ourselves.
Here’s that info dump, courtesy of Omega Underground:
Birthed in 1993 by the great Mike Mignola, Hellboy fast became the world’s greatest paranormal investigator, and battled the occult on behalf of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, which has since been confirmed for Marshall’s redo. Further story details are being kept locked away for now, but below, you can find a tentative synopsis for the Hellboy of 2018.
The film is about Hellboy going to England, where he must defeat Nimue, Merlin’s consort and the Blood Queen. But their battle will bring about the end of the world, a fate he desperately tries to turn away.
Pitched as a dark and gruesome new take on Mike Mignola’s beloved creation, Hellboy is tentatively on course for a release next year. It could well be the beginning of a shared universe, too, according to Mignola – just don’t refer to the fantasy flick as an origin story.
Source: Omega Underground