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Ian McShane Joins Hellboy Reboot: Rise of the Blood Queen

Ian McShane joins Hellboy reboot. Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen is expected to be released in 2018. The American Gods star was casted to take the role of Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, Hellboy’s adoptive father.

David Harbour, known for his role as Jim Jopper in Stranger Things, will take the lead role of the demon superhero with Mila Jovovich as the antagonist, “Nimue” the Blood Queen.

“The Descent” and “Game of Thrones” director, Neil Marshall will direct the film based on the script from Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy’s character creator Mike Mignola. It will be produced by Christa Campbell (executive producer), Lawrence Gordon, Lati Grobman (executive producer), Lloyd Levin, Philip Westgren and Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson.

Hellboy first appeared in 1993 in San Diego Comic-Con Comics created by Mike Mignola, published by Dark Horse Comics. Since its release, the comic miniseries gained popularity and was made into a film in 2004 and 2008 (Hellboy II: The Golden Army) starring Ron Perlman. It was also adapted in two video games – The Science of Evil and Asylum Seeker.

Anung Un Rama, or popularly known as Hellboy, was raised from hell to Earth as a baby demon by Nazi occultists. Then, later discovered by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, who then, created the US Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD). Hellboy grew to be a very large, red-skinned man with tail and horns and a noticeable oversized right hand made of rock. Given his undeniable strength, Hellboy is one of the assets of BPRD as he fights against the dark forces.

Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, will start filming this September and Mignola stated that the film will have an R rating compared to the previous installments. And as everyone expects it, this film will also be a big hit worldwide, same as the first two live-action feature films.

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