A new action shot of Stranger Things actor David Harbour as Hellboy was just released courtesy of Empire Magazine. The image shows Harbour as Hellboy running down a hallway that appears to either be in a basement of a building or as part of some kind of military installation.
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Along with the new image, Empire spoke with director Neil Marshall who promised this upcoming reboot will stick more closely to the source material.
“It was always a case of, ‘When in doubt, go back to the source material.’ Some of the stuff is pretty sick,” noted Marshall. He also added the film will be much more violent than the previous two films starring Ron Perlman and directed by Guillermo Del Toro. “More violent and more bloody. We weren’t making it with handcuffs on.”
Given Marshall’s comments, it’s more than likely the film will be aiming for an R-rating.
The movie is expected to adapt Hellboy creator Mike Mignola’s Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, and The Storm and the Fury. Mignola has also previously made similar sentiments to Marshall especially concerning how close to the source material it will be.
“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.”
The Hellboy reboot was originally scheduled to premiere on January 11, 2019. However, the film’s release was delayed and now has an official release date of April 12, 2019. The film will star Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, and Sasha Kim.
What do you make of this new image? What do you think about Marshall’s comments? Are you interested in an R-rated Hellboy?