Two months ago came the news that “Hellboy” was being rebooted for the screen with “The Descent” helmer Neil Marshall directing, and “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour starring in the R-rated feature titled “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen”.
Comics creator Mike Mignola has been involved in the new take which has been co-written by Andrew Cosby and Christopher Golden. Plot specifics were also kept under wraps, meaning the only thing that remained in question was that of which distributor would be releasing the film. Now it appears we have an answer.
“Hellboy” has never had a permanent home – starting out at Columbia Pictures with the first film and moving to Universal Pictures with the second. Today, Splash Report says their sources tell them Lionsgate is in negotiations to release the film.
Reaching out to Lionsgate, they apparently confirmed that they are in negotiations for the film but not quite closed the deal yet. Lionsgate certainly sounds like a suitable home considering the material which is taking a darker tone and is expected to be more akin to the early “Hellboy” comics.