Apparently Hellboy helmer, Guillermo del Toro, revealed at Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors that the sequel has moved from Columbia Pictures over to Paramount Pictures.
The magazine reports the following:
“We’re moving studios right now,” says Del Toro. “They don’t have a deal with Sony anymore and we are looking for financing for Hellboy 2. It’s at Paramount right now. It’s bigger in scale, but not necessarily in budget. Abe Sapien has a much bigger part, and we’re keeping closer to the mythology of the comics.” Del Toro giggled with glee as he revealed a singer whose music would be part of the film. “There is a song by Barry Manilow, and you’ll have to find out about how that fits in. I know you are all saying ‘what the fuck is that?!'”
Personally I thought Hellboy had its flaws, but overall it was a fun movie and I would love to see a sequel. I hope it moves forward.