According to an article from The Hollywood Reporter, Millennium is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin to reboot the franchise with an R-rated film. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is also producing. The good news? Comic book creator Mike Mignola has just announced via his Facebook page that Hellboy will indeed return to the big screen, in a new movie reboot from Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall, starring Stranger Things' David Harbour. Right? This could be exciting and we'll keep you informed as more comes forward.
In 1993, Mignola published Hellboy, the story of a demon raised by a professor who works with a government organization called the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense to take down supernatural threats. A few months ago, Guillermo del Toro said that Hellboy 3 was officially dead-but that doesn't mean that another Hellboy movie or reboot was out of the question with someone other than him. While it is sad that del Toro won't be directing again, an all-new iteration of Hellboy doesn't sound so bad.
The second movie was made by Universal with the same team - del Toro and Perlman - but its box-office mojo was cut short when The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan and featuring Heath Ledger as the Joker, opened six days later.
In 2015, del Toro explained that part of the problem came down to the budget.