Hellboy 2 Starts Shooting this Week?

Hungary’s Caboodle.hu says that Hellboy 2: The Golden Army starts shooting this week. Here’s an article from last week:

State development bank MFB is likely to invest in the €90 million Korda film studio built in Etyek by entrepreneur Sándor Demján, according to Magyar Hírlap. The bank has a budget for filmmaking, but it has not yet invested it.

The studio will open one month ahead of schedule next week. The first phase of the development is completed and shooting of the second part of Hellboy 2 will start next week.

Writer/director Guillermo del Toro also talked more about the plot with The Age:

Hellboy concluded with an intense image of its character’s connection with another person. The new film, del Toro says, deals with the aftermath of romantic fulfilment. “It’s about the first year of marriage,” but it’s also about “a deadly war between humans and magical creatures”, in which the title character has a major dilemma: which side is he actually on?

Visit the link above for more. The sequel, starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones and Luke Goss, opens on August 1, 2008.

Source: Caboodle.hu, The Age