Hellboy 2 starts filming

June 15, 2007

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Guillermo Del Toro’s HELLBOY 2 kicks off principal photography today in Budapest. Here’s your official plot synopsis:

After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it’s time to call in Hellboy (Ron Perlman).

Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development — pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair), aquatic empath Abe (Doug Jones) and protoplasmic mystic Johann — the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal. And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who’s accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him.

Apparently this is a much bigger, more epic film than the first one. We’re excited.

Via CHUD 

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Hellboy Full Cast Announced!!!

June 6, 2007

Guillermo Del Toro, on the message boards of deltorofilms.com, announced the casting choices for the highly anticipated HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY.

In the director’s own words:

John Hurt is back for a cameo.
Myers is not back (see Rupie in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN in the London stage!!).
Universal has NOT authorized a brief Kroenen cameo/ epilogue- yet.
Johann will be played by John Alexander (body) and Tomas Kretschmann (voice).
Dougie will play 4 characters.
Brian Steele will play 4 characters.
Anna Walton is the actress playing Princess Nuala.
Luke Goss plays Prince Nuada. Silverlance.
Roy Dotrice plays King Balor

The site’s also got background on all of these names…and a lot more! The movie is set for a Summer 2008 release.

To tide you over, til then, though, the latest Hellboy Animated Movie– Hellboy: Blood & Iron is out on DVD June 12th! Definitely worth picking up.