In news that is sure to surprise fans of Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman's Hellboy movies (especially following del Toro's announcement back in February that a third Hellboy movie would not be moving forward with him at the helm), it's been revealed that a Hellboy reboot is in the works with Neil Marshall potentially directing and David Harbour in talks to star.

According to THR, a Hellboy reboot is in the works at Millennium and discussions are underway with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin in an effort to move the project forward.

Neil Marshall (Game of ThronesDog Soldiers, The Descent, Doomsday) is in discussions to direct and David Harbour (Stranger Things, Suicide Squad) is in talks to play Hellboy, the character brought to life by Ron Perlman in 2004's Hellboy and 2008's Hellboy II: The Golden Army—both of which were directed by del Toro.

Based on Mike Mignola's beloved comic book series about a demon who teams up with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD) during World War II and beyond, the new Hellboy movie has the working title of Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, with a screenplay penned by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden, and Mignola. Dark Horse Entertainment's Mike Richardson is on board as a producer. Both del Toro and Perlman are not involved with the project at this time.

The news was also announced by Mignola on Facebook, where he mentioned that the Hellboy reboot will be rated "R."

Reportedly, no deal has been finalized for the film at this time, so it's not guaranteed that this project will see the silver screen. We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. What are your thoughts on this Hellboy reboot?

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Source: THR
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