In a new interview with Silver Screen Beat, Andrew Cosby - one of the screenwriters on Neil Marshall's upcoming Hellboy reboot - shares some thoughts on what we can expect this new Hellboy to look like.
Spoilers: shit's gonna get dark. Says Cosby:
“I can’t really talk about specifics with regard to the story, which they’re keeping a pretty tight lid on at the moment, but I can say that this is a darker, more gruesome version of Hellboy.
Neil said from the very beginning that he wanted to walk a razor’s edge between horror and comic book movie, which was music to my ears because that’s what I was shooting for in the script, and precisely what Mignola does so well with the comics.
Honestly, everyone has just been working overtime to bring that Mignola magic to the big screen. The script is done, but work will continue as we move forward, always trying to make it the best it can be.”
If all of this turns out to be true - if the new Hellboy really is "darker, more gruesome" and more horror-centric than either of Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy movies - it'll be interesting to see how general audiences (read: people who never bothered with the comics) react to that take. Will they embrace a dark-n-gritty, hard-R version of the character, or will they miss the softer, less gruesome approach of the del Toro films? Will it make any difference? It's honestly hard to say.
Anyway, hed on over to Silver Screen Beat to read the rest of their interview with Cosby, or just head on down to the comments section to weigh in on news above. It's your life, we can't tell you what to do.