New Hellboy movie release date delayed three months
Lionsgate has announced that its upcoming Hellboy reboot starring Stranger Things‘ David Harbour has been pushed back three months from its original January 11, 2019 release to April 12, 2019.
The new release date will move the latest iteration of the Dark Horse Comics character away from a weekend that sees the sci-fi epic Ad Astra starring from Brad Pitt (World War Z) and Tommy Lee Jones (Men in Black 3) to a weekend that includes the upcoming adaptation of the character The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle starring Robert Downey, Jr. (Avengers: Infinity War).
Harbour spoke about the character of Hellboy, “He has a heart that’s really good and with a lot of this crusted-over stuff. What I’m dealing with in Hellboy is a lot different, bigger in a certain way. It’s very Shakespearean. It’s demons and witches and stuff like that. But it has a similar core to a dude who’s trapped in horrible circumstances who’s just trying to be a good guy.”
David Harbour stars as the title character in the upcoming film and is joined by Ian McShane (Deadwood, American Gods) who will play Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (aka Professor Broom), Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil franchise) as villain Nimue aka the Blood Queen, Sasha Lane (American Honey) will play Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell (Hemlock Grove) will play the elder witch Ganeida, and Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0, LOST) is playing Major Ben Daimio.
Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) will direct from a script by Andrew Cosby (Eureka), Christopher Golden and the character’s creator, Mike Mignola. Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin will produce with Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment.