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Audiences at this weekend’s showings of War For The Planet Of The Apes saw the magical trailer for master story teller Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.
Today, FoxSearchlight released online the trailer.
In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.
In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror film The Devil’s Backbone (2001), and Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action movies, such as the vampire superhero action film Blade II (2002), the supernatural superhero film »
- Michelle Hannett
Sally Hawkins is at the center of the otherworldly first trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” portraying a lonely janitor at a government laboratory who befriends an aquatic man in a tank played by Doug Jones.
Set in 1963, the trailer portrays Hawkins’ Elisa as a mute woman — trapped in a life of silence and isolation — whose life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (played by Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
“If I told you about her — the princess without a voice — what would I say?” a narrator asks at the beginning of the trailer.
“When he looks at me, he doesn’t know how I am incomplete,” Hawkins says through sign language, translated by Richard Jenkins’ character. “He sees me as I am.”
Michael Shannon portrays a scientists studying Jones’ character who declares, “We need to take it apart and learn how it works.”
- Dave McNary
Though it was announced back in May that Hellboy is to receive a reboot with the R-rated Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, with Neil Marshall directing and Stranger Things‘ David Harbour starring as the title character, there was no word on a potential studio to produce and distribute the movie. That may change however as the film could be heading to Lionsgate.
Per The Splash Report, Lionsgate has entered advance negotiations to release the reboot. The first Hellboy was released by Columbia Pictures in 2004 while its sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, was released by Universal in 2008. As the new film is aiming for an R-rating and a darker, grittier tale, it could be something up Lionsgate’s alley, especially as they hope to break in the comic book/shared universe genre that Warner Bros., Marvel and Universal are already cornering.
- Ricky Church
Lionsgate is in advanced negotiations to distribute the reboot of “Hellboy.” The new film, with the working title “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen,” stars “Stranger Things” headliner David Harbour as the title character, a demonic superhero first played by Ron Perlman in Guillermo del Toro’s 2004 original movie. In April, “Hellboy” comic-book creator Mike Mignola announced plans for an R-rated reboot of the franchise with Neil Marshall (“The Descent”) attached to direct. Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Mignola are writing the script, a departure from Del Toro’s “Hellboy” and its 2008 sequel, “Hellboy II: The Golden Army.” The project is expected to. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
After first hearing that Joss Whedon will serve as a closer of sorts, replacing Zack Snyder for reshoots and the remainder of post-production, those looking forward to Justice League must brace themselves because another major change in personnel has gone down. Don’t worry, though, because, like the one we just mentioned, it’ll likely instill you with confidence.
As it turns out, Junkie Xl (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) is out as composer and Danny Elfman is in. Yes, this has come out of nowhere, but when you consider that Elfman was responsible for the music heard in Batman and Batman Returns – both of which remain two of the best superhero soundtracks to this day, at least in my opinion – the news should bring a smile to your face, right? But, if you need a little more assurance, know that his resume also includes heavy hitters in the genre such as Spider-Man, »
- Eric Joseph
Joseph Baxter Jun 16, 2017
Justice League, Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ superhero ensemble effort, has a daunting task ahead if it wishes to match the financial and artistic benchmark achieved by Marvel Studios’ Avengers films. However, the score for the burgeoning super-team film should be more than adequately covered with the acquisition of replacement composer Danny Elfman.
According to THR, a shakeup from Justice League’s relief director Joss Whedon – who recently stepped in Zack Snyder after the completion of principal photography, due to tragic circumstances - will not only see some London-based reshoots, but a changing of musical visionaries. Under the directorial stewardship of Whedon, Justice League will see a major personnel change, with Danny Elfman stepping in for the previously tapped Antionius Tom Holkenborg, an experienced talent in his own right, who operates under the name Junkie Xl. »
The night is always darkest just before the dawn, or so they say. Zack Snyder recently had to step down from directing Justice League to tend to a personal tragedy, leaving the reshoots and editing to be completed by Joss Whedon. Warner Bros. is rallying in a big way to make this movie everything Snyder wanted it to be and some interesting new developments are proving that the dawn and some serious brightness is coming to the Dceu. First and most importantly, Danny Elfman is doing the score for Justice League. This is not a drill.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Danny Elfman has officially signed on to compose the score for Justice League, stepping in for Antonius Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie Xl, who did the score for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Mad Max: Fury Road. Apparently, Holkenborg is doing the new Tomb Raider reboot instead. No disrespect to Junkie Xl, »
After more than seven years of speculation, director Guillermo del Toro revealed in February that his quest to make Hellboy 3 has ended, declaring the project officially dead. While they were not exactly box office juggernauts, 2004's Hellboy and 2008's Hellboy II: The Golden Army, which both starred Ron Perlman as the title character, gained a fervent fan base, who were clamoring for a third and final installment to round out the trilogy. Last month, it was revealed that a reboot is in the works, with Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) directing and David Harbour (Stranger Things) portraying the title character. Guillermo del Toro recently revealed that he has no ill will towards this reboot.
The original Hellboy movie came out in 2004, which was beloved by fans and critics (81% on Rotten Tomatoes) alike, but it didn't make a huge dent at the box office. The adaptation of Mike Mingolla's »
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Original “Hellboy” star Ron Perlman met future demon hero David Harbour on Monday at a dinner arranged by Patton Oswalt, apparently to dispel any rumors of tension between the two actors. Harbour, who will play the titular character in director Neil Marshall’s upcoming “Hellboy” reboot, had found himself at the center of a potentially thorny situation. Back in February, many fans hoping for a third installment of the franchise with Perlman and director Guillermo del Toro were disappointed to learn that a reboot would happen instead.
The summit dinner was a smashing success. Now, to launch my new pop duo, Hellboyz. @DavidKHarbour @perlmutations pic.twitter.com/nNkCycz2hD
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 6, 2017
Oswalt’s “summit dinner” post was followed up with a tweet from Harbour, who said “I’d follow these two into the gates of hell… »
- Graham Winfrey
The Hellboy franchise is going to continue on the big screen, and that has led to a mixture of excitement and sadness among fans. The upcoming R-rated reboot will not be a continuation of the story that Guillermo Del Toro told over the course of two previous installments. Unfortunately, that Hellboy 3 will never see the light of day. But Ron Perlman, who played the character in Del Toro's movies, has finally shared some details, letting us know what Hellboy 3 would have been about.
The actor recently appeared at Motor City Comic Con and was asked about Hellboy 3 during a panel he was on. Via a report from Dread Central, it sounds like Guillermo Del Toro's third Hellboy movie would have given us some closure on his version of the character. Here's what Ron Perlman had to say about it.
"The third one was meant to be epic and conclusive »
With bids in the region of $13 million for mainland China, the film is one of the hottest on the Croisette. International buyers are understood to have been told that the picture will be guaranteed a 2,000-screen release in North America.
Among the highest bids for China is one understood to have »
- Patrick Frater
Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen was announced not even two weeks ago, yet we already have our first promotional art for the upcoming reboot. The film will star Stranger Thing's David Harbour as Mike Mignola's creation, and will be written by Mignola, Andrew Cosby (Eureka), and Christopher Golden (writer of TV movies and two Buffy the Vampire Slayer videogames). The R-rated film will be directed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent), who is touching up the script with Aron Coleite (Heroes, Star Trek: Discovery).
IGN has revealed the first promo art for Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, which is simply beautiful artwork by Mignola, accompanied by the new title and the release date of next year. The artwork is currently on displaty at the 2017 Cannes Film Festical.
Sure, it's not even concept art of Harbour as Hellboy, and could literally be a panel from one of Mignola's books, »
- Nick Doll
Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Guillermo Del Toro's Hellboy (2004) is showing on Mubi from May 14 - June 13, 2017 in the United Kingdom.It is hard to imagine a more perfect marriage of director and source material than Guillermo Del Toro with Hellboy. Mike Mignola’s graphic novel series about a demon put to work by the Feds could have been tailor-made for the Mexican fantasy auteur. Hellboy’s panels pit brutish monsters against mad visionaries in dank subterranean crypts, drawing on European folklore and making a fetish of clanking machinery, crumbling ruins and otherworldly magic. Mignola’s primary theme is always the past’s unshakeable hold over the present, the dead’s habit of returning to haunt the living. All of the above are the sort of gothic tropes that have recurred again and again in some form or other throughout Del Toro’s filmography too, »
Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen: We just heard that Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, a reboot of the movie series (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, above), is in the works with David Harbour and Neil Marshall touted as new star and director, respectively. Andrew Cosby, who cowrote the new script with Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, says: "This is a darker, more gruesome version. … [Marshall] said from the very beginning that he wanted to walk a razor’s edge between horror and comic book movie, which was music to my ears." [Silver Screen Beat] Maze Runner: The Death Cure: Walton Goggins will costar in Maze Runner: The Death Cure. His character is described as "part-revolutionary, part-anarchist and a voice for the...
- Peter Martin
Hellboy: We just heard that Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, the working title for a reboot of the movie series (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, above), is in the works with David Harbour and Neil Marshall touted as new star and director, respectively. Andrew Cosby cowrote the new script with Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, who says: "This is a darker, more gruesome version. … [Marshall] said from the very beginning that he wanted to walk a razor’s edge...
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An R-rated Hellboy reboot is coming, in case you haven't heard. Just months after the often discussed but never made Hellboy 3 was officially canceled, it was revealed that Millennium has plans to make a new Hellboy movie without Guillermo Del Toro directing and without Ron Perlman starring. This time it will be Stranger Things star David Harbour as the titular Dark Horse Comics character. And now we have a good idea of what he may look like as Hellboy.
Artist BossLogic, who very regularly does depictions of actors and actresses as characters they are going to be playing, rumored to be playing, or just as fun bits of fan casting, has done a rendition of David Harbour as Hellboy. His new piece was done for Comicbook.com and gives us a good look at what this new version of the character could look like in Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. »
Things are moving very quickly on the upcoming Hellboy reboot. News of this new, R-rated version of the Dark Horse Comics character just broke, but it looks like things are coming together at lightening speed behind-the-scenes. And, if all goes well, the movie will start filming later this year. If that actually happens, we could wind up seeing this new Hellboy movie in theaters next year.
This bit of news comes courtesy of film reporter Borys Kit, who writes for The Hollywood Reporter. So, he isn't just some schlub who heard this from a guy who thinks he might know somebody. He is a solid source for this kind of information. With that said, he is reporting that Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen reboot will ideally start shooting in September, but that isn't a guarantee at this point. Here's what he had to say about it.
"#HellboyReboot could come »
David Harbour, who played Chief of Police Jim Hopper on Netflix’s Stranger Things, is rumored to play the Hellboy himself in the new Hellboy reboot. Ron Perlman played the title character in Hellboy (2008) and in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). The new reboot comes a year after Guillermo del Toro, who co-wrote and directed the first two films, announced that he was […]
- Jacob Kaye
Writer and artist Mike Mignola created the comic book series Hellboy in 1994. The titular character is a red-skinned demon who was summoned from Hell as an infant and raised on Earth. He is gruff, good-humored and extremely strong; he battles dark forces as a member of the Bprd, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Ron Perlman embodied Hellboy when he first came to the big screen in 2004 under the direction of Guillermo del Toro. Four years later, Hellboy II: The Golden Army arrived, again teaming Perlman and del Toro. Both movies were generally well received by critics and audiences alike and the sequel earned more than $160 million at the box office worldwide. Yet neither was a huge, blockbuster success, which meant a third installment was not guaranteed...
- Peter Martin
Read between the lines of the news that Millennium Films is developing a “Hellboy” reboot and you’ll find a major diss. Back in January, Guillermo Del Toro asked his Twitter followers if they’d like a third installment of his colorful approach to Mike Mignola’s comic book series; the response was overwhelmingly positive. One month later, Del Toro announced that the sequel would not go forward, but the producers and Millennium had other plans. The studio’s now developing a new “Hellboy” adaptation directed by Neil Marshall (“Descent,” “Game of Thrones”), and speaking to “Stranger Things” detective David Harbour for the leading role. Theoretically, that’s an exciting concept — but it’s also a problematic one.
Reached by IndieWire the morning of the announcement, Del Toro declined to comment. It’s easy to see why: What’s left to say? »
- Eric Kohn
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