Milla Jovovich Joins Hellboy Reboot As Blood Queen
Posted 2017/08/09 0 0
Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot, Rise Of The Blood Queen, has found its sanguinary monarch!
Deadline reports the Resident Evil and Fifth Element star has joined the upcoming Neil Marshall reboot of Hellboy, playing the Blood Queen. And considering the film was originally subtitled “Rise of the Blood Queen,” it’s safe to say it’s a pretty significant role. In the Hellboy comics, the Blood Queen is a major antagonist for Hellboy, being the villain who’s primarily responsible for his relocation to the afterlife in Hellboy In Hell. Jovovich is no stranger to the sci-fi action genre, but she has almost exclusively worn the white hat in the Resident Evil films, The Fifth Element and Ultraviolet.
Joining Jovovich in the cast will be Stranger Things star David Harbour in the lead role, as well as American Gods star Ian McShane as Hellboy's adoptive father, Professor Broom. Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola worked on the earlier drafts of the script and now, according to Deadline, Aron Coleite is writing the current version as Marshall prepares to kick off shooting this September in Bulgaria and the UK.
First appearing in Dark Horse comics beginning in 1993, Hellboy is a demon summoned from Hell by the Nazi occultists near the end of World War II. Raised by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm of Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Hellboy went on to be billed as “The World’s greatest occult detective.” The adventures of the character have been chronicled in countless comics, including his time with the Bureau, his early years as a young boy, and even the time he spent in hell after dying on Earth. The main Hellboy title has also served as a launching pad for other characters and stories, including Abe Sapien, Lobster Johnson, BPRD, Sledgehammer 44 and others!
The first Hellboy movie hit theaters in April of 2004 with Ron Perlman in the title role. It was produced on a $66 million budget and earned $99 million worldwide. Del Toro’s sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, debuted in July of 2008 on a budget of $85 million and earned $160.3 million.
Rise of the Blood Queen doesn’t yet have a release date, but things are forging ahead pretty quickly so it seems feasible this thing could be in theaters either late 2018 or sometime in 2019. Stay tuned.