Revolution Studios, following up on the success and critical acclaim of its comic book action adventure film Hellboy, has committed to making Hellboy II, it was announced today by Revolution Studios partner Todd Garner.
Hellboy writer and director Guillermo del Toro and producers Lawrence Gordon, Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment and Lloyd Levin are all returning for the new film. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola will develop the new story with del Toro.
Hellboy, which was released on April 2nd, 2004, debuted at number one at the box office with an impressive $23.2 million and is on track to surpass $60 million domestically. Hellboy also debuted in first place in all five international markets where it has already opened. The film will roll out in Europe beginning with France in August.
“‘Hellboy’ was a tremendously successful and unique project,” said Revolution Studios’ Garner. “It was Guillermo’s vision that brought the film to the marketplace, and we are delighted to be working with him again.”
According to Revolution Studios partner Tom Sherak, “We are excited to be making the sequel to ‘Hellboy’ and to be bringing back the amazing creative team that made it so memorable. The film was made for a relatively low cost and has performed magnificently here in the U.S., and we look forward to it continuing its successful run internationally.”
“I’m thrilled to be with Guillermo on the sequel,” said Gordon. “He did an amazing job in bringing ‘Hellboy’ to the screen and we’re looking forward to building this franchise with Revolution Studios.”
Hellboy was based on Mike Mignola’s popular Dark Horse Entertainment series of the same name and starred Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt and Jeffrey Tambor. Patrick Palmer served as executive producer and Mike Mignola served as co-executive producer.
Source: Revolution Studios