A new ‘R’ rated Hellboy trailer is available, and it goes a long way towards answering a lot of questions that fans of Guillermo del Toro’s popular, but incomplete trilogy might have regarding this new edition of the character’s adventures. This new edition distinguishes itself by upping the dark, grim, and graphically depicted gore-filled moments quotient by about 1000% over the approach taken by the original two films.
The trailer sold me almost right away; this Hellboy looks like a fun, expletive-laced, thrilling, action-packed, darkly amusing ride with an intriguing narrative and a tsunami of special effects added in case that’s not enough. The trailer looks favorably impressive visually with noticeably good production quality and lots of cinematic shots captured by a skillfully used camera
Here’s what the synopsis looks like: Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action-packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour, “Stranger Things”) called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil series), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.
From comics creator/producer Mike Mignola and director Neil Marshall, the new R-rated Hellboy stars David Harbour in the lead. Written by Andrew Cosby, the film also stars Milla Jovovich as the fifth-century sorceress Nimue the Blood Queen, Ian McShane as mentor Professor Bruttenholm, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, and Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida, an elder to Nimue. Hellboy opens in theaters on April 12th.