The “Hellboy” Reboot Is Officially Rated R

The Hellboy Reboot Is Officially Rated R

Lionsgate’s upcoming David Harbour-led reboot of the “Hellboy” franchise has officially received an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.

The project has been given that rating for “strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language” it was announced by the ratings board.

This was expected as director Neil Marshall’s version is said to be much darker and more violent than the previous film adaptations by Guillermo Del Toro, even as the first trailer for it avoided showing any such darkness in favor of jokes – resulting in a lot of backlash.

Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich, Sasha Lane, Penelope Mitchell and Daniel Dae Kim co-star in the film which is currently slated for an April 12th release.

Source: MPAA