Three different big-screen versions of Hellboy have been produced to date. Guillermo del Toro directed the first two, which got favorable reviews from critics but underwhelmed audiences. Another example is the 2019 revival, which starred David Harbour and flopped at the film office and received negative reviews.
Given the underwhelming reception to the 2019 reboot, it appeared that all future plans for a Hellboy film had been abandoned and that there might not be another effort at a reboot of the franchise anytime soon. Yet it seems like that might not be the case after all.
Talking Film reports that Millenium Media is currently developing a new live-action relaunch of the Hellboy franchise. Currently attached to direct the film are Brian Taylor, co-director of Crank and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, who will share screenplay credit.
According to the article, the working title of this relaunch is Hellboy: The Crooked Man, which raises the possibility that the new interpretation may draw inspiration from “The Crooked Man” plot in the 2008 comics. Moreover, there is currently no actor cast to portray the lead role.
It’s intriguing to read that Hellboy will have another chance to star in a major motion picture, especially in light of the 2019 reboot’s response and the general public’s apparent lack of interest in the props. The release of the 2019 movie and this timeframe are separated by a few years.
Let’s wait and see if the movie actually gets made for the time being because it’s still in the development stage. Who might be chosen to play the new Hellboy in the relaunch if the idea is ultimately successful also needs to be considered.
In the upcoming months, we should learn more information and receive more updates on this reset.