It Cool News has reported that the Hellboy
movie based on Mike
Mignola's fan favorite character, Hellboy,
has been greenlit. Guillermo Del Toro ("Blade
II") is set to direct. Despite earlier
reports that Vin Diesel might play Hellboy,
it appears that Ron Pearlman will get the
role instead. This is cool for a number of reasons,
the first two being that 1) Pearlman was
the first choice of both Mignola and Del
Toro and 2) Pearlman is so right for the role!
Filming begins this winter in Prague! You can get
full details here.
Hellboy is one of the few comics that I
buy EVERY time it comes out. Mignola never
disappoints. Here are a couple of trade paperbacks
that could help you get up to speed if you've missed
Seeds of Destruction
I'm really excited about the prospects for the
movie Hellboy. Del Toro is a fan of
the comic, Mignola is working closely with
him and Pearlman completes the trio. This
could be really cool. I'll keep ya posted!