Guillermo del Toro Gives Hellboy 2 Update

Empire Online reports that the rumors are true – “Halo” executive producer Peter Jackson has approached Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro about taking on the video game adaptation. Unless “Halo” can wait, however, it looks more like del Toro will be doing Hellboy 2 instead. He talked a bit about the sequel:

“It’s going really good,” says del Toro, who’s completed a script. “It’s about the fairy world and the mythical creatures all rebelling against humanity and saying it’s the end of mankind and it’s the season for the sons of the Earth. And basically Hellboy has to try to repress or suppress that rebellion.”

Sounds good. Perlman and the rest of the original cast – including Selma Blair, Doug Jones, David Hyde-Pierce and Rupert Evans – are all coming back, while Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is also on board. “He should be reading the screenplay right now,” laughed Guillermo.

But – and it’s a big but – Hellboy 2 is still awaiting the big greenlight, before filming can take place (partially in the UK, fact fans). “We’re budgeting,” said del Toro. “I’m very much looking forward to it. I wanna do it. It’s still on the front burner, but it’s all about budget.”

You can read more on his interest in the “Halo” movie at the link above.

Source: Empire Online