Hellboy creator Mike Mignola announced on his facebook page that a reboot of the franchise is in the works, with David Harbour in talks to play Big Red.
Mike Mignola created Hellboy back in 1993, telling the story of a demon being raised by a professor, growing up to fight supernatural evil beings for an organisation known as the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
The Hollywood Reporter has reported on the news, saying that Millennium Film is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin to create a new instalment that will reboot and relaunch Hellboy. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is also attached to produce. The script for the reboot has been written by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola, with The Descent and Game of Thrones director, Neil Marshall, attached to direct. THR also states that the working title for the film is Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.
The comic series was brought to the big screen by Revolution Studios and Sony Pictures back in 2004, earning over $99m worldwide on a $66m budget and the sequel titled Hellboy II: The Golden Army, was released back Universal in 2008 and earned $160m worldwide on a $85m budget. The films were both directed by Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman starred as Big Red.