Hellboy: Millennium Media has ordered the 2019 Hellboy reboot in the Middle Kingdom with China’s JL Vision Film.
Cast and Plot Overview
The movie stars David Harbour (from Stranger things) and Milla Jovovich (from Resident Evil). Neil Marshall is the director of the upcoming monster movie. It will begin its international rollout from April 10. Lionsgate is opening it domestically on April 12th. The China release date is not decided so far, though April 12 is the guess.
Harbour is portraying the titular dark hero who first came to life in Mike Mignola’s novels. An immensely powerful devil who works for the government’s Paranormal Research and Defense Department, he returns with revenge in this update.
Assigned a mission in London, where the ancient spirit of a wicked witch has come alive again, he’s stuck between the worlds of the supernatural and human as he battles the sorceress. Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, and Sasha Lane also part of the casting list.
About the movie
Earlier, Guillermo del Toro has directed two Hellboy movies- 2004’s Hellboy and 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Star in both the movies includes Ron Perlman and the sequel was released in China. It earned around $2.4 million even before the market became the thrust it is today.
Chinese outfit Vision is a speedily improving foreign film investment company. From 2014-2017, Vision invested nearly $400 million in more than 100 titles. In 2018, it had earned through over 30 global releases. It recently collaborated with MGM to release Creed II in China.
Vision CEO Ricky Qi recently made a statement that as a fan of Hellboy, he is honored and proud to be coming up with this wonderful reimagining. He says he is waiting to unleash Hellboy to its Chinese fans. He mentions his plans about working on more titles in the coming time.
Hellboy producers include:
- Lawrence Gordon
- Lloyd Levin
- Carl Hamp
- John Thompson
- Matthew O’Toole
- Les Wheldon
Executive producers’ list includes:
- Avi Lerner
- Trevor Short
- Boaz Davidson
- Christa Campbell
- Lati Grobman
- Marc Helwig
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