Resident Evil’s Milla Jovovich has been confirmed as the newest addition to the cast of the Neil Marshall helmed Hellboy reboot, Hellboy Rise of the Blood Queen.
Jovovich will play the role of the leading villainess The Blood Queen in the film which is titled Hellboy Rise of the Blood Queen, this news follows on from the announcement that Game of Thrones star, Ian McShane, will take on the role of Hellboy’s adoptive father Professor Broom. Stranger Things David Harbour will play Hellboy who was made famous by Ron Perlman.
In recent interviews, Marshall has been open in why he has decided to change up the tone on the reboot for a more adult themed movie.
“We can make the movie we want to make,” he said. “It’s not like I’m going to force it to be R-rated, but if it happens to come out that way, just because of my own sensibilities, then fine. And nobody’s going to stop us”.
Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola has also been opening up about Marshall’s vision for the reboot;
“I was a fan of his, and when he came onboard, I thought it was terrific: now it’s really going to be an action-horror film. It’s not that we want to wallow in blood, but when you do a PG-13 rating, you bang your head into rules about how intense certain things can be.
I think it helps that Deadpool and Logan were R-rated, and what I’ve been telling people is that the tone of it will be much more the Logan approach: lean, dark, tough, and not something that stops to show limbs flying through the air.”
Directed by Doomsday’s Neil Marshall, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen is penned by Andrew Cosby, Mike Mignola, and Christopher Golden. Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin are set to produce the film which goes into production in September.