Unlike Guillermo del Toro’s vision for the Hellboy franchise, Neil Marshall was said to be taking a darker, bloodier approach, and as promised by the film's titular star David Harbour back in December, Marshall's Hellboy has indeed been "Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language."
Of course, this is to be expected from the creator of Dog Soldiers and The Descent.
“This movie is gory… it’s like a horror movie. There’s a lot of blood in it. It’s brutal,”Harbour recently stated.
Hellboy also stars Milla Jovovich as villainous sorceress known as the Blood Queen, with Ian McShane in the role of Professor Broom and Daniel Dae Kim playing Ben Daimio. Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida; and Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan with Sophie Okonedo (After Earth), Brian Gleeson (mother!) and Alistair Petrie (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).
"The new story sees the hero squaring off against a medieval sorceress who seeks to destroy humankind."
Aron Coleite wrote the latest draft of a script by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Larry Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Mike Richardson produce, with Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, and Carl Hampe executive producing.
Hellboy arrives in theaters and IMAX on April 12th, 2019.