Action-Thriller Reunites Actors Ron Perlman, Selma Blair and Doug Jones For
Latest Astonishing Hellboy Adventure
BUDAPEST, Hungary, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal photography has
begun on the action-thriller "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army" from
writer/director Guillermo del Toro and film producers Lawrence Gordon
("Hellboy," "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," "Die Hard"), Lloyd Levin ("Hellboy,"
"United 93") and Mike Richardson ("Hellboy," "Gone"). The film will be
released on August 1, 2008.
Del Toro, who most recently brought the Oscar(R)-winning elaborate
fantasy "Pan's Labyrinth" to the screen returns to helm the second
installment, starring "Hellboy" alums Ron Perlman ("Outlander," "The Mutant
Chronicles"), Selma Blair ("The Fog," "In Good Company"), and Doug Jones
("Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," "Pan's Labryinth").
With a signature blend of action, humor and character-based spectacle,
the saga of the world's toughest, kitten-loving hero from Hell continues to
unfold in "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army." Bigger muscle, badder weapons and
more ungodly villains arrive in an epic vision of imagination from del
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
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
The screenplay for "Hellboy 2" is written by Guillermo del Toro, from a
screen story by del Toro and Mike Mignola, based upon the Dark Horse comic
created by Mike Mignola and the 2004 motion picture "Hellboy." The first
installment, released by Revolution Studios in 2004, earned $100 million at
the worldwide box-office and became a cult sensation when released on DVD.
The character continues to be a top-seller in publishing and collectibles
and has been expanded into best-selling animation and games.
The film also features British actor Luke Goss ("Blade II," "Undead")
as the ruthless leader of the underworld, Prince Nuada, and actress Anna
Walton (television's "Out of Hours," "Vampire Diary") as his compassionate
sister, Princess Nuala.
"Hellboy 2's" behind-the-scenes team includes Oscar(R)-winning director
of photography Guillermo Navarro ("Pan's Labyrinth," "Night at the Museum")
production designer Steven Scott ("Hellboy," "Doom"), costume designer
Sammy Sheldon ("V for Vendetta," "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy")
and editor Bernat Vilaplana ("Pan's Labyrinth," "La Monja"). Chris Symes
("Eragon") is the executive producer of the film, with Mike Mignola serving
"Hellboy 2: The Golden Army" will film in both Budapest and the United
Kingdom, with post-production based in London.
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