Hellboy Reboot in the Works with ‘Stranger Things’ Star David Harbour
There’s a Hellboy reboot in the works with one of our favorite Stranger Things cast members, David Harbour!
The actor posted on Twitter earlier today teasing the news with just a single image and a few emojis.
— David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) May 9, 2017
Habour had been rumored to be at the front of the race to take on the titular role in the reboot, which was previously portrayed by Ron Perlman in Hellboy and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.
Millennium, the movie studio behind the project, is also in talks with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin for the reboot, which would see them collaborate with Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment on Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The upcoming project has been in the pipeline for some time, but the reboot is set to happen without original director Guillermo del Toro, who couldn’t agree with the studio’s vision for the movie.
Instead, Neil Marshall – who worked on the likes of The Descent and Game of Thrones – is reportedly attached to the movie and is said to be working on developing a new script with Aron Coleite, who worked on NBC’s Heroes and the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series.
In January, Guillermo took to Twitter to tease the possibility of a third movie, saying that if the idea received sufficient support, he would hold discussions with the studio about the franchise.
Above a simple yes or no poll, he wrote: “Informal poll (let’s see how many votes we get in 24 hours) Hellboy III. The HELLBOY III is our chance to vote the right way in 2017! If 100k votes come in 24 hours I promise to have a sit down w Da Perl & Mignola (sic)”
But while the idea did receive sufficient support from fans, the director ultimately decided he wasn’t the right man to helm the reboot.