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Neil Marshall’s ‘Hellboy’ Reboot Will Be Practical Effects Driven

Neil Marshall's 'Hellboy' Reboot Will Be Practical Effects Driven

You’ve probably heard the news by now that Neil Marshall (The Descent) is directing a reboot of Hellboy and “Stranger Things” star David Harbour has been chosen to play the right hand of doom. Well, we have more exciting details for you regarding the upcoming flick.

Marshall recently took part in a conversation with Mick Garris over at the Post Mortem podcast, revealing that he wants Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen to use mostly practical effects. He also states that the film is going for an R-Rating.

It’s definitely going to be as practical as we can possibly make it,” said Marshall, who has used loads of on-set effects work on films like The Descent, Dog Soldiers and Doomsday. “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,” says Marshall.

We’ve been granted permission to do it R-rated, which for me is just like taking the cuffs off,” Marshall continued. “It’s like, okay, so now we can just make the movie we want to make. 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. 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.

The film will hopefully begin shooting this September. Dark Universe will keep you posted.