Things are heating up for Universal’s Hellboy reboot. And what else could be hotter than Milla Jovovich?
A report recently came out that Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich will be portraying the villain for the Hellboy reboot. More specifically, she will be portraying Nimue, named specifically in the project’s updated title, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. She is joined by co-stars David Harbour as Hellboy and Ian McShane as Professor Broom.
This casting news is… interesting, to say the least. While the Resident Evil films are largely terrible, overblown, cliche-ridden travesties, Jovovich was one of the few highlights in that series and gave the sci-fi zombie-action genre the vicious heroine that it deserved. I’m sure for Hellboy her role will be significantly toned down and given more finesse (with better CGI, hopefully). Still, it will be interesting to see her take on a villain role for a change. This will either be a career maker or breaker for her slate.
The film is being directed by Neil Marshall, most known for “Game of Thrones” and The Descent fame, and is reportedly aiming for an R rating. It is expected to be released in 2018.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: Deadline, Bloody Disgusting