Milla Jovovich Joins “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen” as Titular Villain


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Some get greenlit and move through very quickly, but the pace at which Millennium Films and Lionsgate’s is coming together is nothing short of astounding.

Three months after the project was announced with David Harbour (Stranger Things) taking over the role of Mike Mignola’s comic book hero, Hellboy, is now in final talks to play the movie’s main villain, the titular Blood Queen, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

Neil Marshall, director of The Descent, is directing the reboot that was penned by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy’s creator Mike Mignola with Aron Coleite doing rewrites.

Jovovich has mainly kept herself busy over the years making Resident Evil with her partner, director Paul W.S. Anderson. The sixth and presumably last chapter, called Resident Evil: The Final Chapter failed to find many fans in North America where it grossed less than $27 million. But it grossed $285 million overseas, which means that Screen Gems may think about doing more even if Jovovich and Anderson aren’t interested.

Last week, Ian McShane joined the cast as Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Broom, played in the Guillermo del Toro films by the late John Hurt.

Production is planned for the fall with Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman producing alongside Lloyd Levin and Larry Gordon, as well as Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment.

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  1. She seems perfect for the role since she was awesome in Resident Evil. Hellboy reboot is shaping up to be a great movie and the shooting will start next month probably. Can’t wait for the movie to come out.

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