First Look at David Harbour as the New Hellboy

First Look at David Harbour as the New Hellboy

Sep 14, 2017

If you only know David Harbour from Stranger Things, or from anything else, really, then you'll be amazed by his first appearance as the new Hellboy. Behold the debut look at the actor in all his devilish glory:

Harbour kinda looks like Ron Perlman's version of the comic book character, who previously led two eponymous movies from Guillermo del Toro. There are little but notable differences, however, such as that long hair and more robotic-looking "Right Hand of Doom." The way he's photographed gives him a darker tone as well, which is fitting since the reboot promises more of an edge.

While we're staring at this red hunk of cinematic beauty, here's a recap of everything we know about the next Hellboy movie:

Who is taking over the property from del Toro?

Neil Marshall, who you may know from the horror movie The Descent and episodes of Game of Thrones, is directing the reboot, which is aiming for an R-rating, from a script by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola along with Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Aron Coleite. 

Who else stars in the movie with Harbour?

Milla Jovovich is the villain this time around, playing Nimue the Blood Queen. Ian McShane is Hellboy's adoptive father, Professor Bruttenholm (previously played by John Hurt). Lost and Hawaii 5-0's Daniel Dae Kim is Major Ben Daimio, a fellow member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense who can turn into a jaguar. American Honey breakout Sasha Lane is Alice Monaghan, another fellow B.P.R.D. member who was raised by fairies.

What is the plot?

The official synopsis is simply this: "Based on the acclaimed graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught in a clash between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge." Nimue is that sorceress, hailing from medieval times when she was Merlin's consort. She's resurrected in the modern day and her revenge is on those who did her in the first time around.

What do we know of that darker tone?

Earlier this year, we heard from Marshall on his plans: "We’ve been granted permission to do it R rated, which for me is just like taking the cuffs off... When you go back to the original material, it is kind of bloody, so I’m going to embrace that.” And a month earlier, Cosby revealed: "This is a darker, more gruesome version… [Marshall] said from the very beginning that he wanted to walk a razor’s edge between horror and comic book movie, which was music to my ears." 

When does it coome out?

The new Hellboy, which just began shooting, currently has no release date.

 

 

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