The Hellboy Reboot Will Be Using Practical Effects As Much As Possible

Posted 2017/06/27 2399 0

The director says the movie will be made as much as possible using practical effects, with only limited reliance on CGI.


Neil Marshall (The Descent) is directing and David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) is our new Hellboy in the upcoming feature Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, which will reboot the franchise with a brand new rated R adaptation of Mike Mignola’s comic books. And it’s going to be dark, gruesome and bloody! However, expect the movie to be loaded with practical effects!

In a new interview with Mick Garris for his Post Mortem podcast, filmmaker Neil Marshall has revealed that the upcoming reboot of the “Hellboy” franchise is aiming to avoid CG effects and use practical ones as much as possible:

“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,” Marshall explains.

As for the R rating, it sounds like it won’t be quite the over-the-top, foul-mouthed bloodbath some fans might be expecting. It may simply be so Marshall can apply the appropriate amount of intensity as portrayed in the comic book.

“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.”

Shooting on the film is expected to begin in the fall.