Director of the forthcoming Hellboy reboot, Neil Marshall in a recent podcast conversation with Post Mortem has revealed
Marshall seems to have let out a sigh of relief as he revealed “the cuffs are off” showing signs that he has been given somewhat of a free reign on the production and after the success of the R-Rated Deadpool, this is something we can look forward to in the reboot.
“We’ve been granted permission to do it R-rated, which for me is just like taking the cuffs off. It’s like, okay, so now we can just make the movie we want to make. Nobody’s going to stop us. So, that’s the main (difference). And I’m sure, obviously, the success of things like Deadpool and Logan have not hurt that cause. But, also, when you go back the original material, it is kind of bloody, so I’m going to embrace that.”
He also went on to reveal that the use of CGI will be sparingly used, preferring to use what’s put in front of him and only using it to enhance the world in which he is creating.
“It’s definitely going to be as practical as we can possibly make it. I love to do stuff in camera whenever I possibly can, and use CG as the amazing tool that it is, to enhance or expand upon the world, but not to use it to replace reality, when you can do it (for) real.”
Back in may we reported the return of Hellboy but without the great Guillermo del Toro at the helm and Ron Perlman as the red horned reluctant hero. Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola have all come together to rewrite and relaunch the reboot.