Milla Jovovich signs up for villain role in Hellboy reboot
Milla Jovovich has signed up for a key role in the new reboot of Hellboy.
The reboot will be made without original director Guillermo Del Toro and original star Ron Perlman, with Game Of Thrones director Neil Marshall behind the camera and Stranger Things star David Harbour in the title role.
The movie has been titled Hellboy: Rise Of The Blood Queen and Jovovich has been cast as the Blood Queen, a medieval sorceress with grand plans to destroy the world. She joins Harbour and Ian McShane, who has signed up to play Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Broom.
Production on Hellboy: Rise Of The Blood Queen will get underway in September and it is expected to shoot in Bulgaria and the UK.
Speaking earlier this year, Del Toro, who has already made two films in the franchise, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, who had talked openly about his wish to make a third movie in the series, confirmed that it will not be happening and that he is done with the question.
Hellboy and its sequel starred Perlman as demon rescued as an infant who becomes a defender of humanity against the forces of darkness.
Del Toro is currently in post-production on his new thriller, The Shape Of Water, which stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer.
The Shape Of Water tells the story of a janitor in a government facility in 1963 America who falls in love with an aquatic man who is being held captive for testing.