Hellboy is getting a reboot, with David Harbour set to play the titular hero. Neither Guillermo del Toro or Ron Perlman will be involved with this new take on the property, which is currently titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.
Neil Marshall is being eyed to direct with Andrew Cosby on scripting duties. First created by Mike Mignola in 1993, the character is a “demon raised by a professor, working to fight supernatural evildoers for an organization called Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.” His first film adaptation came in 2004 courtesy of Del Toro and while fans and critics seemed to enjoy it, it was only a modest box office hit. The sequel, while also well received, didn’t do big business, either. At least, not big enough to send a third film into production.
The property will now be rebooted with Marshall and Harbour leading the way. There’s no word yet on what the plot may entail, but Mignola has promised that more details will be revealed soon.