With the Hellboy reboot ramping up as production begins next month, creator Mike Mignola has confirmed that the B.P.R.D. (Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense) will have a part to play in the movie. While Mignola didn’t want to confirm who is and who isn’t in the movie, he did add that the movie’s primary focus is Hellboy, and that it is not a B.P.R.D. team movie.
Throughout the comic book run of Dark Horse’s Hellboy and spin-off title B.P.R.D. the occult Bureau has included such oddball characters/ creatures as Abraham Sapien (amphibious man), Elizabeth Sherman (pyrokinetic), Roger (homunculus), Johann Kraus (ectoplasmic physical medium), Captain Benjamin Daimio (were-jaguar) and Panya (ageless mummy), along with team leader Dr. Kate Corrigan.
David Harbour of Stranger Things is set to star as the titular hero in Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, which is slated to begin filming in September. Ian McShane will play Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (aka Professor Broom), while Milla Jovovich will play main villain the Blood Queen. Neil Marshall will helm from a script from Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola.