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Re: Hellboy Reboot
« Reply #1 on: 09 May, 2017, 07:33:47 am »
Not sure what the point of a reboot is, might as well just continue the continuity and tell more stories. Even if recasting. This casting seems like a good choice though, I could see that guy pulling off the Hellboy sardonic humor.

Neil Marshall is a solid choice for director too.
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Re: Hellboy Reboot
« Reply #2 on: 09 May, 2017, 08:06:20 am »
It's so they don't have to rely on a new audience seeing the other films and since Mignola is a Producer on this he probably wants it to be less del Toro this time. It's also a different studio so by rebooting they don't need to buy the rights to continue the previous interpretation.

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« Reply #3 on: 09 May, 2017, 08:36:07 am »
Neil Marshall has the right sensibility for this. This could be very good.

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Re: Hellboy Reboot
« Reply #4 on: 09 May, 2017, 10:21:26 am »
Not sure what the point of a reboot is, might as well just continue the continuity and tell more stories. Even if recasting. This casting seems like a good choice though, I could see that guy pulling off the Hellboy sardonic humor.

Neil Marshall is a solid choice for director too.

Figures collected from Wikipedia

Hellboy
$66m budget returning $99.3m profit

Hellboy II
$85m budget on $160m gross profit.

Del Toro's last film - Crimson Peak
$55m budget returning $74m gross

I suspect this might answer the question of Why they're not just doing a sequel...

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Re: Hellboy Reboot
« Reply #5 on: 09 May, 2017, 10:55:41 am »
"Marshall is now developing a new script with Aron Coleite, who worked on NBC's Heroes and is also working on the new Star Trek: Discovery series. He will also act as a producer with his partner Marc Helwig."

Hmm. So Mignola/Golden/Cosby script goes bye bye? They need Mignola to do this properly.

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Re: Hellboy Reboot
« Reply #6 on: 09 May, 2017, 10:58:28 am »
Hmm. So Mignola/Golden/Cosby script goes bye bye? They need Mignola to do this properly.

When del Toro tweeted about his Hellboy 3 meeting a few months ago and pronounced the project officially dead, he gave the very clear impression that Mignola was the one who wasn't keen to proceed, so I would assume that this, at the very least, has his full blessing.
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Re: Hellboy Reboot
« Reply #7 on: 09 May, 2017, 03:50:37 pm »
Hmm. So Mignola/Golden/Cosby script goes bye bye? They need Mignola to do this properly.

In somewhat contradictory fashion, this article suggests that is the script they're using…
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Re: Hellboy Reboot
« Reply #8 on: 09 May, 2017, 04:00:12 pm »
Much as I love the Hellboy Films they didn't do that well. I thought Heroes was terrible, I'm not that keen on Neil Marshall and I don't really see why Hellboy needs an R rating*. I suspect I'm not the audience this film is after. never the less it will be interesting to see what the new team do with it.

*although after the success of Deadpool and Logan I'm not surprised.

 

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Re: Hellboy Reboot
« Reply #9 on: 09 May, 2017, 06:22:22 pm »
I guess I don't mind as long as it's a self contained story that doesn't refer to main things in continuity of the other films. That way it can be a continuation in your mind if you want it to, but kinda fits the reboot remit. (I.e. reboot needn't mean a whole new universe.)

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« Reply #10 on: 09 May, 2017, 07:13:28 pm »
BTW Greg Staples is working on it at the moment.

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Re: Hellboy Reboot
« Reply #11 on: 09 May, 2017, 07:30:46 pm »
In somewhat contradictory fashion, this article suggests that is the script they're using…
Well, that's what the initial news report said. The 'new' script was a subsequent update.

Frankly, they need to make Hellboy weird. The second Del Toro one was about right on that score, for the most part.

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Re: Hellboy Reboot
« Reply #12 on: 09 May, 2017, 07:59:41 pm »


del Toro was expecting to get somewhere in the region of $150 million to make his concluding film. The previous films didn't justify that expectation.


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Re: Hellboy Reboot
« Reply #13 on: 09 May, 2017, 08:13:51 pm »
I thought both films were superb, great cast, very self contained and rewatchable, and it's a shame the financial success isn't there to support a third from the same team. It probably makes me a heretic, but I preferred them to the comic by quite a margin, a feeling only heightened by recent attempts to get up to date.

  I was looking forward to del Toro's Hobbit too!

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Re: Hellboy Reboot
« Reply #14 on: 09 May, 2017, 08:15:17 pm »
I thought both films were superb, great cast, very self contained and rewatchable, and it's a shame the financial success isn't there to support a third from the same team....I was looking forward to del Toro's Hobbit too!


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