Lionsgate has set an official release date for its upcoming remake of Hellboy. The film, which is not connected to the original two movie, will arrive in theaters on January 11, 2019.
The reboot will star David Harbour (Stranger Things) in the title role, with The Descent and Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall helming the project. The script for the new take on Hellboy comes from Mike Mignola, who created the character, along with Andrew Cosby (Eureka) and Christopher Golden (Ghosts of Albion: Embers).
The first two Hellboy movies starred Ron Perlman as the titular demon who fights supernatural villains, with Guillermo del Toro serving as director. Back in June, comedian Patton Oswalt got Perlman and Harbour to sit down together, at which point the first Hellboy gave his approval to his successor.
“Apparently Patton Oswalt aka balvenieboy thought it was a good idea to host [David Harbour] and yours truly for a detente dinner,” Perlman wrote on Facebook. “The result: I gained 3 pounds and ruined my liver. Meanwhile, good luck kid! Signed, the babe.”
While details surrounding the new movie are being kept under wraps, Harbour previously teased that it wouldn’t be an origin story. “We kind of pick up the movie like we’re running and gunning,” he explains. “We do have a little bit of stuff where we show stuff, but it really is a story and you just drop in with this guy.”
Hellboy also stars Milla Jovovich, Daniel Dae Kim, and Ian McShane.