Formidable First Trailer for New 'Hellboy' Film Starring David Harbour
"Does it do anything special?" "Yeah - it smashes things real good." Summit + Lionsgate have unveiled the first official trailer for the new Hellboy movie, directed by Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Doomsday, Centurion). This fresh reboot of the live-action Hellboy movie series re-casts the main role, with David Harbour playing the big red guy with horns and a stone arm. This looks like another new origin story, taking us through his usual routine working for the B.P.R.D, cleaning up nasty paranormal bad guys for the government. The primary cast includes Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, Sasha Lane, Thomas Haden Church, Penelope Mitchell, Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson, and Kristina Klebe. This looks a bit more humorous than Guillermo del Toro's version, and much more violent and fully R-rated as well. I will need to warm up to it a bit more, but I'm digging this first look so far. Fire it up below.
Here's the first red band trailer (+ two new posters) for Neil Marshall's Hellboy, direct from YouTube:
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy (David Harbour), a demon caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. This new Hellboy is directed by English filmmaker Neil Marshall, director of the films Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Doomsday, and Centurion previously, as well as a segment of the anthology film Tales of Halloween, and a few episodes of the latest "Westworld" and "Lost in Space" TV shows. The screenplay is written by Andrew Cosby and Christopher Golden, based on the Dark Horse comic books first created by Mike Mignola in 1993. Featuring music composed by Benjamin Wallfisch. Summit + Lionsgate will release Marhsall's new Hellboy in theaters everywhere starting on April 12th, 2019 coming up this spring. First impression? Who's into this already?
Reader Feedback - 20 Comments
Looks pretty fun. Never cared for the others, although Perlman was perfectly cast in those. Had no idea McShane was in this, so that's definitely a plus.
grimjob on Dec 19, 2018
The Descent was amazing and David Harbour looks great in the role but I'm sending a flop.
Jon Odishaw on Dec 19, 2018
Thought this was a parody at first
Pincode on Dec 19, 2018
I was about to say the exact same thing!
Shutter Hive on Dec 20, 2018
Formidable??? It looks like crap. Bad cgi/actors, awful jokes, cringe, hard pass
qweqwu on Dec 19, 2018
Wow. Love all the talent involved, but this looks like it's going to be a disappointment. I really loved Guillermo's Hellboy and Ron Perlman was perfect as HB, but...I don't like the look of this Hellboy. The face is too angular and....almost like Tim Curry's Darkness from Legend rather than Hellboy. The Right Hand of Doom also looks COMPLETELY disproportionate (way too long). And was it implied that they're doing another "origin" story? Why do we need to rehash this again?!? As an avid Mike Mignola and Hellboy fan....consider my optimism dashed against the wall.
THE_RAW_ on Dec 19, 2018
Just like anybody else, I miss Ron Perlman even if D. Harbour doesn't need to be a bad choice. Still, there seems to be a bit of exaggerating in many ways, almost close to the disaster called Resident Evil (yeah, M. Jovovich is not helping here). And no Guillermo too. I'll probably see it, but feel something underwhelming about it ...
shiboleth on Dec 19, 2018
Yeah, I hear ya. And who is playing HellBoy? They didn't say, must not be that important of a tidbit of information. They wrote up almost everything else but that.
Whichhalfofthewit on Dec 19, 2018
Aaah, this didn't tickle my fancy like I hoped. Looks "fan made" on stereoids. Could still be good, trailer doesn't do the full job. Damn I hope that cgi isn't final.
ErrorSapiens on Dec 19, 2018
Yea I'm not so sure.
Brandon Cole on Dec 19, 2018
I like the new character design. The exaggerated cheek bones are a nice touch.
DAVIDPD on Dec 19, 2018
It's cool to see Daniel Dae Kim again. He was good in Lost, but haven't seen him in anything since. As for the movie, I'll pass.
Efterklang on Dec 19, 2018
I dunno, I didn't feel it like Killmonger did that mask. So you know what that means; the real villan will be Cash Cow, and they will be powerless against his whims (I figured Cash Cow would be a he) 🙂
Whichhalfofthewit on Dec 19, 2018
If Milla Jovovich is in your comic book / video game (or any other) movie, you didn't do it right. She's one of the very few I simply cannot watch.
Mark on Dec 19, 2018
Not even in the Fifth Element?
kitano0 on Dec 20, 2018
That I did enjoy, but she was mostly mute for the movie. Multipass! Love it! Since they tried to brand her as some kind of badass, it hasn't worked. She's just awful.
Mark on Dec 20, 2018
Unless the next trailer is drastically different in tone (and better SFX), I'll be passing in theater or only seeing it if I have a spare movie reservation for my A-list subscription for the week. Harbor doesn't look as "natural" in his suit, doesn't have the build I'd expect for Hellboy, and the CGI/SFX look half-baked.
VAharleywitch on Dec 20, 2018
I want to like it, but its not quite there
Lewis on Dec 20, 2018
Love me some David Harbour and Neil Marshall. This looks great. Ron P was great but old. And The character never quite felt 'right'. I hate to throw around "real fans" but a lot of fans of perlman are upset about this, but this looks exactly like what I wanted as a HELLBOY fan.
harm on Dec 21, 2018
Shoulda just named this Hellboy 3 and called it day. Other than that it looks about as wacky and zanny as I expected. Pretty much feels like the others, but I gotta admit I'm missing the Hell (see what I did there?) Outta Ronny P. And I actually like David Harbour. Let's just say I'm interested... If it gets good reviews.
JohnDoeB on Dec 21, 2018
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