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Die archivierten Nachrichten aus der Rubrik "Aktuelles"...

[21.12.2004] Bei IESB.net gibt es ein Audio-Interview mit Ron Perlman, der sich u.a. zur Story des "Hellboy"-Sequels äusserte...

[16.11.2004] Moviehole meldet...
Now Playing Magazine caught up with the always-happy-to-chat Guillermo del Toro who spilt the beans on which characters we can expect to see in "Hellboy II". "You will get new characters from the B.P.R.D. comics," says del Toro. "You're going to get Johan, the guy with no body, which is a really great character. And we're going to have a little surprise cameo from one of the villains from the first film." Superhero Hype later heard from del Toro who added that, "Neither Myers nor Kroenen are back in any significant way in the sequel, escept in cameo form," says del Toro. "I just wanted to clarify this for the sake of any reader interested in being 'up to date' on the developments of the film."

[12.11.2004] SF Wire sprach mit Jeffrey Tambor...
Jeffrey Tambor, who played BPRD agent Dr. Tom Manning in this year's hit Hellboy movie, told SCI FI Wire that he is signed for a sequel and is eager to return. "I am signed," Tambor said in an interview. "Whether they pick that up, I think they will, thank God I'm alive. Some people didn’t make it, you know what I mean? Thank God there was that last little thing they filmed [where I'm] going, 'Hello? Hello?'" Tambor's character was left trapped deep inside a mountain at the end of the first Hellboy movie, but apparently survived.
In Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of Mike Mignola's supernatural graphic novel series, Tambor played a surly agent who was the nemesis of fellow BPRD agent Hellboy, a demon rescued from hell during World War II and trained as a federal investigator of the paranormal. Revolution Studios has already announced plans for a sequel, which is in development, with del Toro again at the helm and Ron Perlman again starring as Hellboy.
"I hope it works out in terms of scheduling," Tambor said. Tambor is currently a regular on the Fox TV series Arrested Development and will next appear as the voice of King Neptune in the upcoming animated SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. "I don't know where they are, but it was so much fun," he said. "I'm sort of that way. It's just interesting just talking about it."


[19.10.2004] Bei IGN gibt es eine Kritik zum 13 Minuten längeren "Hellboy: Director's Cut" (9/10), der heute in den USA auf DVD veröffentlicht wurde...
[...] Hellboy: Director's Cut is a three-disc version of the film that adds 13 minutes of footage that Del Toro calls his "preferred cut, by far." He says in the commentary that the theatrical cut was "perfectly good," but this cut adds some character moments and subplots that fill out the story.
These include furthering the bond between Hellboy and Dr. Broom, something that the original cut was lacking, as well as fleshing out Rasputin very nicely. We see a more thorough diagnosis of Broom's condition early on (it's obviously cancer, since he's at an Oncology clinic) and there's more depth to the Hellboy/Liz relationship as well. The theatrical cut lost little by these omissions, but restoring them does flesh out the story some more. [...]


[23.09.2004] Bei TREKNews.de gibt es ein Special zum Film, inkl. Gewinnspiel...

[16.09.2004] Heute startet "Hellboy" endlich auch in den deutschen Kinos... Die NZ führte ein "interessantes" Interview mit Selma Blair... Daneben liefert die NZ auch eine Kritik zum Film...

[02.09.2004] Bei Empire Online gab es einen Webchat mit GDT...
Griffo: Will you make Hellboy into a trilogy
Guillermo: I would love to make Hellboy into a trilogy. Creatively, Mike Mignola and I know that we want to at least do that. Economically, it's the studio's decision. [...]
Antonleroy: Comic book geek question! Will we see Roger in the next movie?
Guillermo: We tried to do an entire sequel based on the Roger origin story, and found it to be actually very similar to what Hellboy is in the first movie - a conflicted monster. So the sequel will have another BPRD member, Johan the Ectoplasmic Agent. [...]
Ross: Is it true that Selma Blair got fake boobies for the film? If so, have you seen her in the new John Waters movie? You may have started something...
Guillermo: Yes, it is true. She had tiny silicone boobs put on top of her own, and she loved to throw them at the video monitor, which was at the same time incredibly disturbing and moving in some way [...]


[03.08.2004] Moviehole sprach mit GDT über das "Hellboy"-Franchise...
del Toro on a "Hellboy : Directors Cut"
I cut out things that I thought were slowing the pace of the movie, but I’ve put them back into what I call the ‘Directors Cut’, which will be released in France and possibly Japan, theatrically. It’s a more sedate thing, but it adds a more interesting direction for the characters. A little more weight for the bad guys too. Which I think is very good for the movie.
del Toro on "Hellboy 2"
I start writing it in the Fall and then it’ll depend on how fast we get a script we’re all happy about and how fast we can work out a budget and a date. It’s in the future, but I wouldn’t put a date on it. In the next Hellboy adventure he’ll (Hyde-Pierce’s Abe Sapien) have a more prominent role. She’ll be back (Blair). Jeffrey Tambor will be back. We will have a good class of weirdos around.


[29.07.2004] Bei UGO gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Guillermo del Toro... Und bei USA Today gibt es Infos zum "Hellboy" Director's Cut...
[...] It's a three-disc director's cut with 15 minutes of extra footage sliced from the theatrical release, as well as improved bonus materials. The first, del Toro says, "is for the fan of the movie; the second will be for the collector."
Del Toro was motivated by both vision and viewer. Hellboy's deluxe version will include not only more plot details, but also unusual bonus materials, such as a ROM feature that will allow fans to read and download the screenplay.
Says del Toro: It has "a lot of extras I felt would be really great to have as a collector. ... It's really loaded." [...]


[17.07.2004] Bei Sony Pictures DVD Spotlight gibt es Infos zur "Hellboy" US-Doppel-DVD, die am 27. Juli 2004 erscheint...

[09.07.2004] Guillermo del Toro verriet im Official Hellboy Message Board u.a. ein paar Dinge bzgl. dem "Hellboy" Director's Cut, der DVD und dem Sequel...
Director's cut: I was hoping to have it released in Europe and Japan. As it turns out it will released theatrically only in France...
DVD (Director's cut): Comes out in November (3 discs) all the same extras (minus commntary track original) but with an extra disc full of features. The special box edition will have a SIDESHOW HELLBOY mini-bust. This disc has my preferred cut (15 extra mnutes but they go a loong way in terms of story and character) and a new commentary track that I feel very happy with. [...]
SEQUEL: More on this later, but lemme say this: The storyline for it has been approved by Revolution and we are now clear to start the script. [...]


[25.05.2004] Winnipeg Sun zitiert die Produzenten bzgl. Fortsetzung(en)...
[...] "There's a huge Hellboy mythology to draw from, so we wouldn't run out of material if there was a demand for several sequels," adds Levin. He stresses it's essential "not to let the budget of the sequels balloon. We brought Hellboy in on a modest budget ($65 million) and we intend sequels to be in the same ballpark." [...]

[17.05.2004] DH meldet...
[...] Variety reports that Revolution Studios is moving forward with plans for a sequel to "Hellboy," based on the Dark Horse Entertainment comic. Writer-Director Guillermo del Toro is developing the sequel with comic creator Mike Mignola again.
The first which opened early April has grossed equal to its $60 million production budget domestically and is expected to go well intro profit internationally in a few months, as well as racking up some large DVD sales. Revolution has yet to target a release date for "Hellboy II", Del Toro is likely to helm the indie "Pan's Labyrinth" as his next project. [...]


[03.05.2004] SF Wire weiss mehr über "Hellboy 2"...
Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro confirmed to fans on the movie Web site's official bulletin board that plans are in the works for a sequel and other projects based on the film. "Yes, we are talking about a second movie," del Toro wrote. "The [box-office] numbers make perfect sense, since we were a relatively 'inexpensive' movie at under $70 million, and we will make enough domestically."
Del Toro added that he and Mike Mignola, creator of the Hellboy graphic novels on which the film is based, "are fleshing out ideas and storylines we've been discussing for some time now. Mike thinks there will be no Lobster (sob), but Roger is in for sure," referring to popular comic characters Lobster Johnson and Roger the Homunculus. Del Toro said that the sequel could contain plot elements from the Hellboy graphic novels Almost Colossus and Conqueror Worm.
Del Toro added that there are plans for a Hellboy anime series, from Gonzo Anime, and that producers are seeking possible video-game publishers. "Mike Mignola and I will be involved in the plotting of [the game] to make sure that it flows with the mythology of the movie, anime, comic, etc.," he said.


[23.04.2004] Bei HollywoodReporter.com gibt es ein Interview mit Marco Beltrami, der für die musikalische Untermalung sorgte...

[20.04.2004] Bei mySaN.de gibt es eine Kritik...

[16.04.2004] About.com sprach mit Ron Perlman über "Hellboy 2"...
What is the latest on that?
On Monday morning (April 5, 2004) I awoke to the news that "Hellboy 2" was going to be greenlit.
What can happen in "Hellboy 2?"
Everything that didn’t happen in "Hellboy 1," and maybe a couple of things that did.
Are there specific villains out there you’d like to see introduced? Who are some of your favorites?
He comes from Hell and we haven’t quite seen him there yet. So, who knows? I mean, Mike Mignola has provided us with chapters and chapters of possibilities in the comic book. I’ll be the first one online to find out.
And will Guillermo del Toro and Selma Blair be returning as well?
Guillermo is key. I don’t know anything beyond that. Selma, I would love to see. I would love to see everybody back. I’d love to see John Hurt back.
Have you heard that he may go to Hell?
I don’t know. I don’t know what Guillermo has got up his sleeves. I have faith - I know him - he’s going to try to top this.
When do you start filming "Hellboy 2?"
Well they still have to write it so it’s going to be a while.
Have they said anything about filming it next year and releasing it in 2006?
They better hurry because I’m getting old (laughing). [...]


[12.04.2004] SHH! meldet...
Reuters reports that Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy dropped to the second spot in its second weekend with an estimated $11.1 million. The Columbia Pictures release has collected $41.1 million so far. Although the $66 million-budgeted comic book adaptation lost 52% in sales, the drop was considered respectable given the glut of new films, said the studio. [...]

[09.04.2004] Bei SHH! steht es zu lesen: "Hellboy 2" bekommt grünes Licht !!!

[06.04.2004] Bei Screenwriter's Voice gibt es einen interessanten Vergleich zwischen einem Drehbuchentwurf von 1999 und dem fertigen Film... SPOILER !!!

[05.04.2004] CS! meldet...
[...] Writer/director Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy, a $60 million-budgeted adaptation of Mike Mignola's comic books, topped the box office with an estimated $23.5 million from 3,028 theaters. The Ron Perlman-starrer averaged a good $7,760 per location. Hellboy marks the third-biggest opening ever for a film in April, coming in behind 2002's The Scorpion King ($36.1 million) and last year's Anger Management ($42.2 million). [...]

[04.04.2004] CS! meldet...
Columbia Pictures and Revolution Pictures' Hellboy earned $8.97 million from 3,028 theaters on Friday. Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, the comic book adaptation carried a production budget of about $60 million. [...]

[03.04.2004] Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Guillermo del Toro... Und bei CS! gibt es zur Abwechslung mal eine durchschnittliche Kritik (6/10)...
[...] This film is mainly for comic book geeks, and even they may find it hard to get into. Still, I think it's worth checking out on the big screen if you're even slightly interested. [...]

[01.04.2004] Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Selma Blair...

[31.03.2004] Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit den Produzenten Lloyd Levin und Larry Gordon...

[29.03.2004] Bei AICN gibt es wieder einen Schwung durchweg positiver Kritiken... Und Comics Continuum berichtet über das Sequel...
Guillermo del Toro, director of the Hellboy movie, said that he and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola have already entertained thoughts of a sequel.
"Mike and I, when we were in Prague, we said, 'Well, what if that happens?,'" del toro said at last weekend's Wizard World Los Angeles. "Of course, we would need to come up with a good story, some good ideas. 'What about moving this over here and doing that?' Five minutes later, we were like, 'And, and, and...and...
"So we would be delighted. We would have floating heads in a jar. Lobster Johnson. Whatever madness we can do."
"Looking at the movie the other night, Guillermo came to me and said, 'Well, we have to make the second one crazier,'" Mignola said. "That's raising the bar right there. The one that's out there right now is pretty darn crazy. But I think he can do it." [...]


[28.03.2004] Bei CountingDown gibt es ein paar Ausschnitte (Quicktime-Stream) !!!

[24.03.2004] Bei Latino Review, AICN und DVDFuture gibt es weitere Kritiken...

[23.03.2004] Bei DH gibt es ein Interview mit Selma Blair... DH sprach auch mit Ron Perlman...
[...] Perlman revelled in the physical hardships he endured making Hellboy and is quite happy to do it all again if a sequel is greenlit. "The more typical and the greater the hardships, the more enthusiastic I am to embrace it. In the case of Hellboy, he is a character anyone could play for the rest of their lives while they were growing tired of him. He's got every aspect of humanity that an actor would just revel in exploring, participating and he's got this heart that is this beautiful. My favourite part of Hellboy is his heart." [...]

[21.03.2004] Bei AICN und Fangoria gibt es weitere Kritiken...

[18.03.2004] Bei AICN gibt es weitere Kritiken...
[...] Hellboy is the finest comic book adaptation I've seen to date. The story, the characters, the nuances of what made Hellboy kick ass in the comics is all there, plus the touch of Guillermo del Toro's thoughtful layering of so much of what make movies great. In Hellboy, you get a super(anti)hero movie, a love story, a monster movie, a thriller, pulse-pounding action, and the whole gamut of what publicists only allege other movies to have in their 90 to 120 minutes. [...]

[17.03.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine positive Kritik von Quint - zur ersten öffentlichen Vorstellung von "Hellboy" im Paramount Theatre, Austin !!!
[...] The film kicks so much ass, guys. Del Toro plays to all the great base geek cornerstones. Tentacled Lovecraftian Gods, hot super-powered chicks, badass butt-kicking anti-hero, evil nazi zombie assassins, supernatural monsters and Baby Ruth addiction! It's all there! [...]

[16.03.2004] Bei Rope of Silicon gibt es weitere Szenenbilder...

[12.03.2004] DH meldet...
Guillermo Del Toro confirms the 110 minute theatrical cut will hit DVD in August, followed by a 130 minute version 2-3 disc edition in December.

[10.03.2004] Bei SHH! gibt es einen Schwung neuer Szenenbilder... Und: The Movie Box hat einen neuen "Hellboy" TV-Spot im Angebot !!!

[03.03.2004] Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es einen neuen "Hellboy" Trailer & Clips !!!

[01.03.2004] Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es einen neuen "Hellboy" TV-Spot !!!

[27.02.2004] Bei Perlman Pages gibt es einen Artikel aus dem Magazin "Starburst"...

[23.02.2004] CountingDown sprach kürzlich ausführlich mit GDT, u.a. über die Postproduktion, "Hellboy 2", "Hellboy"-Anime, seine kommenden Projekte...

[16.02.2004] Bei RebelScum.com kann man neue "Hellboy"-Actionfiguren zu bestaunen... SPOILER !!!

[09.02.2004] Bei CHUD gibt es ein "Hellboy"-Plakat von Drew Struzan !!! Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht von der LA Comic Con... SPOILER !!!
[...] Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, and Guillermo del Toro kicked ass. They answered every question thoroughly and with great enthusiasm, especially del Toro. The man is a funny motherfucker. They showed us a trailer that will soon be released exclusively on the Best Buy Coming Soon dvd they release once a month at their stores. A cool scene in this trailer that I've never seen before is HellBoy ripping his own horns off. They also showed a 12 min. featurette that showed us among other things, baby HellBoy, killer action scenes (HellBoy kicking ass, HellBoy getting his ass kicked), and some Rick Baker monster models. [...]

[08.02.2004] Bei DarkHorse.com gibt es eine Preview zu "Hellboy: The Art of the Movie", welches am 3. März 2004 erscheinen wird... Derweil bietet Comics Continuum erste Bilder und Infos zu den "Hellboy" Movie Trading Cards von Inkwords...

[26.01.2004] Bei SHH! gibt es neue Bilder... SPOILER !!!

[16.01.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu ein paar gezeigten Szenen... SPOILER !!!

[14.01.2004] Bei Fangoria gibt es eine Kritik zu einer frühen Fassung...
[...] Though the film's FX weren't completely done in this version, enough were completed to provide a look at a number of trademark HELLBOY shots, such as the title hero fighting against great Cthulhu-inspired tentacles ("I haven't seen a great tentacle fight since 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA," explains del Toro) while wielding a giant sword. On top of that, the punchy, short-breathed Hellboy dialogue ("Aw, crap") is all here and uttered with a constantly annoyed delivery by Perlman that is pitch-perfect to what you'd imagine Hellboy's personality to be from the comic.
With two and a half months to go to complete the CGI and looping and put on the score, HELLBOY looks remarkably complete, likely due to the number of in-camera FX del Toro chose to use in the film. All in all, the movie looks like a truly great bit of monstermaking with a really strong and well-executed story, multidimensional characterizations, some amazing creature designs, a lot of Mignola-style dark humor and a truly beautiful look.


[28.12.2003] Bei SHH! gibt es neue Bilder...

[18.12.2003] Bei JoBlo.com gibt es neue Bilder... Und auch die Offizielle Website bietet neue "Hell-Media"...

[29.11.2003] FilmRot hat Nachforschungen in Sachen "Plotlines" für "Hellboy 2 & 3" betrieben... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!

[28.11.2003] Bei CountingDown gibt es Wallpaper der "Good Guys"... Natürlich gibt es bei CountingDown auch Wallpaper der "Bad Guys"... ;-)

[25.11.2003] Endlich gibt es den "Hellboy" Teaser-Trailer auch in der Quicktime-Version !!!

[23.11.2003] Bei SHH! gibt es Infos von der "Wizard World" in Dallas...
[...] you can expect a new 30-second spot on the Super Bowl, which includes a few more digital monster images.
The production is currently about 10% into creating the special effects. In about two weeks, giant banners of both the good and bad guys in the movie will start appearing in theaters. On a funny note, Guillermo said that moviegoers can't really tell who the good and bad guys are from the way the characters look, though the good guys are definitely more colorful. You can also expect a new poster in early spring.
Commenting on the Hellboy character, the director said that he's "a regular Joe, a blue collar guy. He comes with a monkey wrench and a bunch of tools and says, 'where's the leak.'" About the story, Guillermo added Hellboy is "a guy learning to be a man, even though he was born a demon."
For fans who like to be spoiled, del Toro mentioned an "Art of Hellboy" book will be out before the movie is released. It will be 200 pages long, a hardback and full of spoilers, including spoilers about the movie's ending. It's a real nuts & bolds type of book and goes into quite a lot of details.
Speaking on how the movie became a reality, he said that officially there were 13 drafts of the script - and unofficially, there were 65 drafts!
While Guillermo had high praise for Revolution Studios for picking the project up, he did mention some interesting things about those studios that didn't. He said Universal asked him if the character could be a regular guy and then turn into Hellboy when he becomes angry (was this before they got The Hulk rights??!), another studio wanted to know if Hellboy could not have a tail in the film, and one studio also wanted The Rock for the role. It sounds as though Hellboy ended up in the right place, as Revolution gave Guillermo $60 million to develop the film, let him use the script he wanted, and let him cast Ron Perlman in the lead.
del Toro told Hellboy creator Mike Mignola that he wanted to make it "The Last Emperor" of cheesy monster movies. Guillermo del Toro not only wrote and directed, he's also providing voices for Hellboy. He's voicing Baby Hellboy, Kroenen and the monster Samuel.
So will there be a sequel? "If we come up with a great idea, then yes. If there is a second one, it should explore a different side of Hellboy," said del Toro. [...]


[21.11.2003] Der "Hellboy" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!

[19.11.2003] Bei CountingDown gibt es eine detaillierte Beschreibung zum kommenden "Hellboy" Teaser-Trailer !!! Bei OstrichInk.com kann man einige Storyboards bestaunen...

[15.11.2003] Bei CountingDown gibt es einen ganzen Schwung neuer Bilder !!!

[13.11.2003] Bei AICN gibt es ein cooles Bild von Hellboy, sowie einige Kommentare von Harry...

[12.11.2003] Bei SHH! kann man das Teaser-Poster als Hi-Res-Bild bestaunen... Guillermo del Toro meinte im Official Hellboy Message Board, dass David Hyde Pierce (bekannt aus "Frasier") dem Charakter Abe Sapien seine Stimme leihen wird...

[10.11.2003] Bei SHH! kann man einen Blick auf das "Hellboy" Teaser-Poster werfen, welches bei eBay feilgeboten wurde...

[03.11.2003] Bei SHH! gibt es einen BPRD-Flyer... Und bei CountingDown.com gibt es ein Interview mit "Liz Sherman"-Darstellerin Selma Blair...

[01.11.2003] Die Offizielle Website bietet neue Bilder und Infos zu den Charakteren...

[27.10.2003] Guillermo del Toro beantwortete im Official Hellboy Message Board erneut ein paar Fragen... Bei CountingDown.com gibt es eine Zusammenfassung...

[25.10.2003] Bei Figures.com kann man einen Blick auf die Mezco-Actionfiguren zur Verfilmung werfen !!!

[19.10.2003] Guillermo del Toro beantwortete im Official Hellboy Message Board ein paar Fragen: Er glaubt "Hellboy" würde sich auch gut als Manga machen... 20% der Sets wurden digital erweitert... Für eine korrekte Umsetzung der Comics, bedürfe es mind. 3 Kinofilmen... Im nächsten Film - sofern dieser gedreht werden sollte - wird Colossus auftauchen... In DelToro's alternativer "Hellboy"-Welt ist scheinbar kein Platz für Kate Corrigan...

[06.10.2003] Guillermo del Toro beantwortete im Official Hellboy Message Board ein paar Fragen: Drew Struzan entwirft derzeit das Poster... Ein ca. 2-minütiger "Hellboy"-Trailer wird voraussichtlich im Vorprogramm von "Last Samurai" zu sehen sein bzw. Ende Oktober/Anfang November im Netz... Ein Sequel könnte folgen, sofern der Film erfolgreich laufen wird... Es soll ein Artbook zum Film geben... GDT bemüht sich gerade um die Rechte für den Einsatz der Tom Waits Songs "Burma Shave" und "Cinny's Waltz"...

[25.09.2003] Bei SHH gibt es zwei neue Bilder aus den "Cinescape" und "Wizard" Magazinen...

[19.09.2003] Bei Space-Patrol.org gibt es ein Interview mit Mike Elizalde von Spectral Motion...

[12.09.2003] Bei TAJN.movies gibt es ein lesenswertes Interview mit Doug Jones - alias Abe Sapien...
JL: Anything about the film you want to tell us that we don’t know already?
DJ: Hmmmmm. Well, I don't want to give anything away, but I can tell you that all the bad-guy cast is AMAZING, giving such stylized, yet very believable performances. My good friend Brian Steele [the villain - Sammael] is the most brilliant physical performer, and he gave his all for this role. And wait ‘til you see Ilsa, Grigory, and Kroenen! And I think we have the next heartthrob on our hands with Rupert Evans playing young Agent Meyers. [...]


[10.09.2003] SHH! meldete kürzlich...
[...] Guillermo del Toro has been answering quite a few questions on the official Hellboy Message Board. Here's a few...
This hasn't been mentioned yet, but it would be good to get people talking about it. Anyways on the offical hellboy movie message boards Del Toro just answered a ton of questions and said,
26) Do you have any control over the official movie site? Do you know when it will be updated, it seems they havn't updated it in a few months.
Agreed. We will start a lot of activity comes SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER. Get ready!!!
27) Any idea when the first Hellboy trailer(s) are due to hit theatres and which movies they will be attached to?
OCTOBER. To a BIG movie.
So it looks like in September were going to get a site update with possibly some new images and in october a trailer. Now what big movie comes out in october. He also mentioned that the posters given out at the con were rush jobs and not final product. And del toro always answers the questions on the board if you wanna get some people talking.
Another bit he revealed is that Doug Jones will give the voice of Abe Sapien a shot in the next two weeks. If that doesn't work out, he will likely turn to his first choice - "Frasier" star David Hyde-Pierce. [...]


[05.08.2003] Laut Yahoo! Movies wurde der US-Starttermin auf den 2. April 2004 vorverlegt...

[02.08.2003] The Movie Box hat ein paar neue Bilder aus dem Wizard Magazine veröffentlicht...

[31.07.2003] Bei SHH! gibt es ein Video-Interview mit dem Stunt-Koordinator Monty Simons...

[23.07.2003] Bei Filmrot gibt es ein Bild von Hellboy in Action...

[22.07.2003] Bei CBR gibt es sehenswerte Bilder von der San Diego Comic-Con, u.a. das Poster "The Bad Guys" und das Modell von Behemoth !!! Bei SHH gibt es ein Kurzinterview mit Mike Mignola...

[21.07.2003] "Hellboy"-Freak Typhon24 berichtet für CountingDown von der San Diego Comic-Con, wo es Videomaterial zu sehen gab...
[...] Abe Sapien underwater, in a dense and gross murky greenish liquid, swimming very fish-like. Doug Jones is doing us Abe fans proud, folks.
Kroenen fighting multiple opponents in a skintight black bodysuit with swiveling blades on his forearms - totally awesome. Mignola mentioned to me that while in the 1944 sequences, Kroenen is basically a direct translation of his comic book counterpart, after that scene he becomes 'very much a del Toro character' who he's very fond of.
Hellboy, writing a letter to someone (Liz?) on a pad of paper asks Agent Meyers, "What's a good strong word for 'need'?", and when Meyers tells him that he thinks 'need' itself is a good word, Hellboy responds, "Nah...too needy." Heh.
Sammael in general. This beasty looks to deliver in a big way. Very tentacled and grisly looking, he works even better on film than he did on set in Prague.
The Corpse. He was in quite a few shots from the footage we saw, and he really does look like a Mignola shot come to life. Eerie.
Broom and Liz looked cool. Liz looked very much like her comic counterpart, and I know we all expect John Hurt to rule, which this footage entirely supported. "There are things that go bump in the night, Agent Meyers...we are the ones that bump back." Sweeeeet.
Perlman obviously looks and sounds perfect as Hellboy in all of the footage, but there was one specific shot of HB in the shadows lifting weights and smoking...very memorable shot. [...]


[06.07.2003] Bei CountingDown gibt es Infos zu einem Cameo-Auftritt von Santiago Segura...

[28.06.2003] Bei CHUD gibt es exklusive neue Bilder !!!

[28.06.2003] Bei CHUD gibt es ein Interview mit Guillermo del Toro...

[24.06.2003] Bei CHUD gibt es ein Interview mit Ron Perlman...

[18.06.2003] Bei AICN gibt es ein sehenswertes Bild aus der kommenden Ausgabe der TIME !!!

[17.06.2003] Bei DH gibt es eine Zusammenfassung der wichtigsten Infos der letzten Tage...
The production is running on time and on budget so far, with things progressing so well in fact that del Toro expects to have the film complete and ready to screen for preview audiences (ie. exhibitors, media, etc.) around February/March. Marco Beltrami is expected to start his scoring duties this week, the music being described as 'epic' in nature. A video game tie-in is in the works but a long way off, they're not rushing it. Hellboy will have markings on his shoulders and back but not his chest as they didn't photograph well. The makeup takes four hours to apply and is put on usually from 10am-2pm right before filming (which runs 2pm-2am each day). Abe Sapien's gills 'flutter' during his underwater swimming sequences, and actor Doug Jones has finished filming all his scenes for the movie. One big sequence is Hellboy chasing the grey tentacled demon Sammael through a winter time NYC subway. Sammaels eyes and tentacles are robotic and moved by remote control, as is Hellboy's tail. Don't expect the robotic gorillas or the floating head-jar creations from the comics to appear until the sequel. The DVD is currently planning to be a three-disc set. We'll see Hellboy in his baby, teen and with horns incarnations. Completed footage from the film should be hitting the official site next month. Finally the most telling fact made mention of numerous times in each report - Prague is DAMN HOT right now.

[16.06.2003] Bei SHH! gibt es einen mehrteiligen Set-Bericht mit einigen interessanten Infos... Bei AICN gibt es darüberhinaus einige neue Bilder !!!

[15.06.2003] Bei CountingDown gibt es weitere Bilder... CHUD liefert einen Bericht über eine Reise zu den Dreharbeiten in Prag... Bei AICN gibt es sehenswerte "Hinter den Kulissen"-Bilder !!!

[12.06.2003] Bei AICN gibt es Bilder von Props, sowie ein Video-Mitschnitt von der Licensing Show (Benötigt Apple Quicktime) !!! Woooooow !!!

[11.06.2003] Bei CountingDown gibt es ein ausführliches Interview mit Guillermo del Toro, in welchem er u.a. über die Dreharbeiten, Merchandise (Art-Book, Videospiel, etc.), aber auch über mögliche "Hellboy"-Sequels spricht...
CD: Are you thinking about the possibility of a sequel at all?
GdT: I would love to do a sequel. I would love to do every Hellboy movie until Ron turns 70. I think that there are so many good stories...What I would like is to have [series creator] Mike Mignola and I come up with a story that incorporates some stuff of the comic, but is actually mostly original. I would like to take a little of 'Almost Colossus' and a lot of 'Conqueror Worm' and then go at it.
CD: Any chance we'd see the Kriegaffe, the robot-gorilla hybrid monsters of mad Nazi scientist/floating-head-in-a-jar Herman Von Klempt?
GdT: Ah, yea! I do not think [the Kriegaffe] were a good idea for the first [movie], this movie has enough weird stuff as it is. But they will be there in the second one, for sure. Except the floating head on the second one will *not* be Von Klempt...you'll have to wait and see who floats! [...]


[10.06.2003] Bei AICN gibt es Berichte von der N.Y. Licensing Show, wo u.a. ein 5-minütiges Making-Of und ein paar Modelle (u.a. Sammael) und Requisiten gezeigt wurden !!!

[31.05.2003] Bei AICN kann man sich umgehend neue Bilder von Hellboy und Abe Sapien anschauen, die gerade auf der Offiziellen Website veröffentlicht wurden !!!

[30.05.2003] Bei CountingDown gibt es ein erstes Bild von Kroenen und Rasputin... CountingDown hat noch ein Foto von Professor Bruttenholm (John Hurt) und mehreren GIs parat... Und bei AICN gibt es noch eins obendrauf... Coooooooool !!!

[13.05.2003] Bei CS! gibt es das erste Bild von Ron Perlman im "Hellboy"-Kostüm, welches heute auf der Offiziellen Website veröffentlicht wurde !!!

[24.04.2003] Bei AICN gibt es ein paar Infos, einen kleinen Set-Bericht und ein paar richtig coole Bilder vom Ice Cave und Hellboy's Waffe...

[09.04.2003] Comics2Film sprach mit Guillermo del Toro...
[...] "We've shot only a scene or two of Abe and Hellboy but they are a joy to see together," Del Toro said, "like seeing Lennon and McCartney!"
So when will fans see Perlman in make up? Probably this week! The director told C2F/CBR News that there should be a batch of design images and other photos up on the official site with "one selected photo of the Big Red One" showing up on Friday.
Del Toro also tells us that the film still has not landed a composer. Marco Beltrami ("Blade II") had previously been on board but dropped out due to scheduling concerns. [...]


[01.04.2003] Comics2Film sprach mit Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)...
The producer told us what he's seen so far in the form of dailies is "sensational. Unbelievable."
As fans well know, writer/director Guillermo del Toro has made "Hellboy" his passion project since joining it in 1998. "This is really Guillermo's project. Guillermo had a vision for this and he's absolutely a genius," Richardson said. "He immerses himself completely in the material and has a single mind and focus on the project."
As with any adaptation del Toro is tweaking the "Hellboy" story for the big screen.
"The additions Guillermo's making to the comic are absolutely perfect. It's right on," Richardson said. "Mike's been very, very involved from day one. He's over there in Prague right now. It's going to be as true to the comic as possible." [...]


[07.03.2003] E! Online meldet...
Tippett Studio, which brought to life the insectoid aliens from Starship Troopers (among many other things), will tackle the visual effects for the Guillermo del Toro-directed big-screen Hellboy adaptation.
Expectations are very high for this un-superhero-like tale of an otherworldly gumshoe, which starts shooting this month in Prague. And the Tippett Studio effects team will be delivering about 100 CG shots. [...]


[08.02.2003] CountingDown sprach mit Mike Mignola, u.a. über die Änderungen gegenüber dem Comic...
[...] Hellboy is probably as close to the comic as he can be, and still work on film. Abe is quite a bit different, and the fact that Wayne Barlowe designed the creature makes it a very different thing. It’s a different thing, because the comic is my vision, the film is Guillermo del Toro’s vision, so we see eye to eye 95% of the time. But there are things where he’ll say, "It will work better on the screen if it’s this." And in those cases, in all cases, I defer to him. If he’s changing something, he has a reason, he’s not just saying, "Eh, I never liked the way you did this, I’m gonna do it differently." He’ll just say, "this is nice in the comic because it stays simple and graphic, but on film we need more. We need...more things on it." And I’m very comfortable with that. He knows how to make movies, and on a good day I know how to make comics. I’m very happy to defer to him when it comes to film. [...]

[17.01.2003] Bei DH gibt es ein Interview mit Selma Blair...

[16.01.2003] SF Wire meldet...
Selma Blair, who will play Firestarter in the upcoming film version of Mike Mignola's Hellboy comic series, told SCI FI Wire that she was put in charge of creative decisions for her character. That includes helping design her wardrobe. "That’s something I’ll have to work on as I go, just simple things like going back and forth deciding my wardrobe eight different times, like what I want her to be. [...]
Is she going to be a regular girl that’s struggling? Is she wearing someone else’s wardrobe? Little things are getting me stumped, because it is really strange having the say-so, to have the lead role when I can create this girl. I don’t have to go by someone else’s boundaries of how to protect our leading girl or something. So it is pretty amazing that I can flip around in my head a million ways [issues such as] where do I want her clothes to come from? She’s in a mental hospital. Am I going to steal them? Am I going to sew them? Am I going to buy them at the first store I go into? I have so many choices." [...]


[10.11.2002] AICN zitiert Maul731...
I met Mike Mignola today at the Big apple con in NYC and asked him about the Hellboy movie. All he had to say, other than stuff about the mechanical arm and the Baker make up, was that Abe Sapien was cast. He didn't remember the actors name but he said it was an actor/mime/dancer from LA. Sounds interesting.
He also mentioned that Guillermo really likes how Ron looks in make up, and that the tail will be digitally added in post production.


[23.10.2002] CA hat ein Gerücht für uns... Selma Blair (u.a. "Super süß und super sexy" und "Natürlich blond!") spielt angeblich Liz Sherman, Hellboy's "Love Interest" im Film...

[06.10.2002] Comics2Film sprach mit TyRuben Ellingson, dem Concept Designer von "Hellboy"... Auf seiner Website gibt es einige Entwürfe, z.B. den Eye Cracker und den Turbo Junkie, die Lust auf mehr machen...
[...] "When I looked at Mike's stuff it was so shockingly different than I expected... In a strange way, it spoke to me of the stuff I had been interested in in art school. It's so elegantly produced and so moody and sophisticated (even though Mike says it's not sophisticated, I think it is)."
Much of the design team for Blade II came together again for Hellboy. Wayne Barlowe also worked on both movies. "Wayne comes from this world of a super-refined understanding of biology. My background is like robots and spaceships, so I'm kind of a mechanical guy. Mike is sort of this story-telling mood-miser," Ellingson said of the trio.
Continuing in his role from that movie Ellingson worked up the technology for Hellboy. He designed the equipment used by the Nazis in the film's opening summoning sequence, as well as the high-tech environs of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.).
"Obviously Guillermo has to take this whole world that Mike's created and bring it into a three dimensional real world. So he's making very different kinds of decisions in certain areas about how to keep it mysterious and mystical while other things are more technological based," Ellingson revealed. "The B.P.R.D. is probably more complex than what I think is presented in the graphic novel.
"Guillermo's mission is to create the world where Hellboy can exist and be believable," Ellingson continued. "There's a sense that, when you meet this character, you're also meeting a larger world that the B.P.R.D. knows about and that members of the B.P.R.D. are involved with. How that world is shown, and the elements that comprise it, are part of the bigger story, which is really Hellboy."
The designer also created technological devices that the title character will use. "He has little accoutrements that fit here and there into the story line," Ellingson said. And, of course, he has a big gun. "That's the one thing that everybody is going crazy over!"
When all the elements of the production come together, Ellingson is confident that Hellboy will provide a unique movie-going experience with broad appeal. "I swear Guillermo is creating a new niche. He's creating this action/horror niche and I don't think that there's anything like it. I think it's going to be a stand-alone original," the designer said. [...]


[25.09.2002] Comics2Film sprach mit Del Toro...
[...] Casting is underway and they are close to signing an actor for the physical portrayal of the amphibious Abe Sapien character. It's possible that the actor's voice may be used for the final film. Alternately, big name actors like Kevin Spacey and Steve Buscemi have be talked about as providing the voice after principal photography is completed.
Sapien's look will be created by José Fernandez, who did work on the X-Men costumes and is also doing design work on The Amazing Spider-Man. " He's a very, very sought-after designer," del Toro enthused. [...]
Mark Setrakian (Men In Black) is working as mechanic on the film. "He'll design, for example, the mechanical elements on Hellboy's glove, Hellboy's tail, any tentacle on a monster. All the mechanical and servo-operated mechanisms on the creatures." [...]
Norman Cabrera whose done makeup and special effects work on many movies including Spy Kids and The Cell is in charge of "The Corpse," the title character from the Hellboy graphic novel The Corpse and the Iron Shoes.
Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio is, of course, in charge of the look for Hellboy himself. Del Toro told C2F that Matt Rose is the head sculptor for the character.
Star Ron Perlman will be undergoing his first makeup tests any day now. "We'll be closing the tests by end of October, to lock the look," the director said.
Fans won't have to wait until the movie's release to get a look at the actor in full gear. Del Toro estimates that pictures of the movie Hellboy will be on the web some time in March, around the same time that cameras start rolling on the film.


[29.08.2002] CHUD wirft einen Blick auf "Hellboy"...
[...] There are creatures in this film that will blow your pants to tattered threads. There is a beast that will absolutely DWARF Hellboy. These are creatures that not only evoke the feel of H.P. Lovecraft... they practically eject the guy from his grave. They are so cool, and their physiology holds some pretty damn impressive little surprises. There were tons and tons of looks at the B.R.P.D. guys (Abe Sapian will kick your ass, and the tweaks in his design IMPROVE on the comic), the different settings in the film (this film may LOOK like it cost 175 million to make if they achieve even half this grandeur and icky coolness), and the main attraction.
Ron Perlman as Hellboy.
Two words: Holy shitwings, Kevin!
Any worries you may have had about whether he looks the part should be effectively stymied once you see his face. You won't know where Ron ands and Hellboy begins. For those who've been wondering... YES, the facial hair is there and he looks like a mean hombre.
Regarding Hellboy's shape and bizarre torso shapes, I don't know yet but Guillermo's words about the matter fill me with confidence that the protagonist we see onscreen will be a very familiar and striking figure for fans of the comics. [...]


[18.08.2002] Beim Fangoria Weekend of Horrors findet heute im Pasadena Civic Center ein Panel statt...
2:00 PM: "HELLBOY" PANEL
"Blade II" director Guillermo del Toro and creator Mike Mignola with the scoop on the next big horror comics movie!


[15.08.2002] Unter Hellsite.com gibt es einen Videomitschnitt (Benötigt Apple Quicktime) vom "Hellboy"-Panel auf der Comic Con in San Diego...

[12.08.2002] Bei SF Wire kann man lesen, was Ron Perlman über seine Rolle als "Hellboy" denkt...

[04.08.2002] AICN berichtet über das "Hellboy"-Panel auf der Comic Con und zitiert Guillermo del Toro...
[...] "I think that the worst thing that can happen to a movie is when you get a producer or director that says, "Well, it's a comic, but I'll make it better. I'll make it work." That's really a screwed way to approach a property, so we're carefully translating it. All the gothic surroundings, the dripping sewers, the dripping subteranian chambers and all of that will be there. And (HELLBOY) will battle huge fucking Lovecraft monsters towards the end."
"(HELLBOY) is not a gory film. I did that one. (laughs) It's not a gory film, but it's full of Jack Kirby/Mike Mignola-esque big action, big fights between creatures. We do have, as I said, the big Cthulhu creature towards the end." [...]
"Liz Sherman is there... We have Abe Sapien. Abe is my favorite character, aside from Hellboy. Abe is there 3/4 of the movie. I think the second movie might be Abe Sapien's love-life, maybe... with large mammals or something. We wanted to expand it, but the BPRD... Already the movie has many characters and those are the members we could cram in, so not all of them are there." [...]


[30.07.2002] Hellboy.com zeigt ein exklusives Teaser-Poster...
On Thursday (August 1st) at San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse will be distributing a free, limited-edition Hellboy Movie Teaser Poster at booth #2115. The rolled poster is limited to 2004 copies-- referring to the release date of the film. Find the two Dark Horse employees wearing Hellboy t-shirts-- Rich Powers and Adam Gallardo. These are the only people you can get a teaser poster from, and it is absolutely limited to one poster per person.

[29.07.2002] SF Wire meldet...
Guillermo del Toro, director of the upcoming feature-film adaptation of the Hellboy comic series, told SCI FI Wire that he is deep into special-effects preparation. "We're on the fifth week of designing the film," the director said in an interview. "I'm going to go into a meeting with the special-effects guys and work on the clay maquettes [three-dimensional concept sculptures]. That's the stage we're at. We're locking up the monsters."
Hellboy will star Ron Perlman as the giant-fisted comic-book superhero created by Mike Mignola. A longtime fan of the comics, del Toro said that he would use the comics as inspiration, but would not base the film's images directly on the comics. "We're using it as a bible, as a reference for the colors and the textures of the movie, but not as a storyboard," he said. Hellboy is in preproduction for Revolution Studios.


[26.07.2002] Bei TNMC gibt es ein positives Script-Review...
[...] Even at the very early stage represented by this draft, Hellboy seems ready to take audiences into a dark but entertaining world of the magic, mystery and the macabre, with a little gunplay thrown in for good measure. Like its source material, it's a straight-forward, action-horror adventure with unexpected but uncomplicated twists and turns that entertained me as much as any script I've read in a long time. If this draft fails to change too drastically before the film starts shooting, all of us Hellboy fans (and most of you non-Hellboy fans) are due for some happy theater-going times ahead. And if this really is the launch pad for a far different script to come, then knowing del Toro we can only expect an improvement [...]

[27.03.2002] Comics2Film sprach mit Guillermo del Toro...
[...] Del Toro told us that talks are underway with Revolution Studios to produce the movie. Currently they are working out the budgeting, although the movie looks to be in the $60 million range.
As has been recently reported, Del Toro is adamant that Ron Perlman fill the iron gauntlet of the demonic paranormal investigator. "At this point I think I'd rather make it with him or not at all. It is not only my conception of Hellboy."
The director reports that Mignola is equally in favor of the casting. "We met the first time and he said, 'There's only one actor that can play Hellboy,' and I said, 'Oh, my God. We're going to disagree because I think there's only one actor that can play Hellboy,' and we both said the same thing: Ron Perlman," Del Toro told C2F.
"Mike has a really clear concept of how Hellboy walks and talks and I think no one nails the dialog of Hellboy like Mike and to his ear and to his eye [Perlman] is the actor to do it so I'd rather stick to my guns and do it that way."
Del Toro also told us he has a clay sculpture of Perlman as Hellboy that he commissioned by make-up F/X guru Rick Baker. If Hellboy get made, Baker will be part of the design team.
"Rick Baker would be in charge of making Hellboy and only Hellboy. We would use other makeup effects houses to do the rest of the creatures," Del Toro said. "But I want Rick to create Hellboy because he is the best at making a creature as outlandishly looking as Hellboy real, without much effort. This sculpture is just a great indicator to me that it can be done."
The director also said he's a big fan of comic creator Richard Corben and loved his artwork on the recent Hulk comic Startling Stories: Banner. "I would love for Corben to come on board on Hellboy to design the characters and so forth for the C'thulu creatures."
Joining Corben on the creature design team would be Wayne Barlowe, who did a concept painting of Hellboy for the movie years ago, and, of course, Mike Mignola. Del Toro also tells us that Phil Tippet's Tippet Studios would do the CGI effects.
The director is passionate about making the Hellboy movie a special event. "You can easily fuck up that movie and I don't want to do that.," Del Toro told us. "I don't care what comes out this year, Spider-Man or Blade II, I want to make Hellboy the best comic book movie ever." [...]


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