The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Ian McShane will be joining David Harbour for Lionsgate and Millennium Film’s reboot of Hellboy.
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 upcoming reboot, formerly titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, will focus on Big Red squaring off against a medieval sorceress who seeks to destroy mankind.
It was revealed back in early May that Hellboy was getting brought back to the big screen, with Neil Marshall (The Descent and Game of Thrones) attached to direct and David Harbour attached to play the lead role. The report states that Ian McShane (whose recent credits include John Wick: Chapter Two and American Gods) will be playing the role of Professor Broom, Hellboy’s adoptive father who was originally played by John Hurt in the big screen outing.
The studio are aiming to begin production in September, film in the UK and Bulgaria.