Hellboy star says new version is darker, still full of humor

CNET | 11/13/2018 | Caitlin Petrakovitz,
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David Harbour says playing Hellboy in the upcoming reboot isn't quite so different from playing everyone's favorite Stranger Things Sheriff: "Good guys sometimes pissed off they have to do the right thing."

In an interview with CNET Magazine, Harbour, who plays the titular Hellboy, made it clear that we can expect this version of the demon to be a darker, more tortured representation of the paranormal detective.

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"(Hellboy) lives in a world where human beings don't accept him for who he is," Harbour said. "So even when he winds up saving people, they still show up with pitchforks and torches to try to kill him. I think the biggest struggle for him is he's hunting down monsters, and yet he is one."

2019's Hellboy will be the third big screen adaptation about the demonic hero; the previous two from director Guillermo del Toro in 2004 and 2008 were brighter representations of the dark comics they drew from that failed to capture the bleak tone of Mike Mignola's comics. The upcoming interpretation, from director Neil Marshall, has a planned R rating compared with del Toro's PG-13 films.

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But it's not just the language and violence pushing the 2019 version into that R territory. "The R-rating that we're going for is a little bit gory, a little bit horror film-y, but it's about being a mature movie with adult themes," Harbour said.

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"Our color palette is a little darker. Hellboy has a lot more issues. He's a little more lost, a little more confused and conflicted. I think that makes for a darker tone in terms of what he's willing to do. ... Ours is a little more of a character study."

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