Hellboy II Dropped by Sony Pictures

Variety says that Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro will helm an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1973 book “The Witches” for Warner Bros., but the article also has an update on Hellboy II:

Futuristic thriller “Killing on Carnival Row” is set up at New Line, with Arnold and Anne Kopleson producing through Kopelson Entertainment. A screenplay has been delivered, said Del Toro, but with no budget nor cast, project has still to be greenlit. Other majors are reviewing “Hellboy II,” which was at Revolution Studios, as Sony has bowed out.

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Source: Variety