27 Jun 2017 10:46 AM +00:00 UTC

Hellboy Director Talks About Making the R-Rated Movie They Want

The reboot of Hellboy has become every fan's dream come true, not only because it continues the long-dead project of the third movie (albeit a new one), but also thanks to the freedom of an R-rating for director Neil Marshall.

Guillermo del Toro's two movies had previously been rated PG-13, and while those both looked good, Marshall said that a greenlight for an R-rating pretty much seals the deal for more freedom. In an interview with Post Mortem podcast, Marshall revealed just how much this will mean to him in moving forward with the movie:

"We've been granted permission to do it R-rated, which for me is just like taking the cuffs off. It's like, okay, so now we can just make the movie we want to make. It's not like I'm going to force it to be R-rated, but if it happens to come out that way, just because of my own sensibilities, then fine. And nobody's going to stop us."
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Even better news would be the fact that the R-rating is really a safety net. Marshall acknowledged that the original material is bloody, and this would be the best way to embrace the material while also delivering a cinematic experience worthy of the franchise.

To top everything off, Marshall also assured fans that there will be practical effects "as we can possibly make it." Considering Marshall's experience in some Game of Thrones episodes and his horror hit The Descent, it's no wonder that he's excited and more than up for doing practical effects.

The Hellboy reboot will star Stranger Things' David Harbour, whom we can already imagine as the antihero, with Andrew Cosby and Christopher Golden as scriptwriters. The project is currently titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, with a projected bu unspecified release date next year.

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