HELLBOY, Not a Sequel, Gears Into Production

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HELLBOY, Not a Sequel, Gears Into Production

#1 Post by AndyDursin » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:35 pm

Attractively cast new movie (Ian McShane in the John Hurt role, Milla Jovovich as the villainess, the Stranger Things sheriff as Hellboy) that seemingly has nothing to do with the Del Toro movies -- looks like the powers-at-be wanted to move on from him, seemingly, based on comments made earlier this year. Neil Marshall, once a darling on the Brit horror scene, looks to reignite his career directing this reboot.

Ed Skrein from DEADPOOL has been cast in a role that's partially Japanese-American and has DREW THE IRE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS already.

Anyway, Lionsgate has this one...

http://ew.com/movies/2017/08/24/hellboy ... g-we-know/

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Re: HELLBOY, Not a Sequel, Gears Into Production

#2 Post by Paul MacLean » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:17 am

I really enjoyed Del Toro's Hellboy pictures. I think it's a shame they're going with an all-new cast and crew.

Then again, everything's a "requel" these days. :roll:

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#3 Post by AndyDursin » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:37 am

I gather the issue with Del Toro is the one that's always associated with Del Toro: he can't contain himself when it comes to big-studio budgets. He's been associated with more projects than he's actually directed, and many of them fall apart once the studios start to work with him...I think they are nervous about bankrolling his films because of his track record and the fact that he seems to draw a line in the sand financially and won't back off it.

For all the hype about HELLBOY II (which I liked a lot), it made $75 million and didn't make much profit, which is why Universal walked away from continuing the series...and seemingly every other studio did as well. PACIFIC RIM (sequel being made without him) was produced on a big canvas and barely cleared enough cash to generate another installment.

Even now, I noticed they delayed that long-gestating Cameron-produced FANTASTIC VOYAGE remake Del Toro is directing because of "awards season" for this other "small" movie he just made -- but I can almost guarantee the real reason is they're hedging their bets on handing over a budget with an astronomical price tag to him.

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Re: HELLBOY, Not a Sequel, Gears Into Production

#4 Post by Eric W. » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:41 am

Ron Perlman is going to be a tough act to follow. I'm not really big on these movies or anything but he absolutely made it.

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