Hugely Positive Response from HELLBOY Test Screening in Los Angeles

UK film critic and academic Mr. H got the exclusive run-down on a recent test screening of Neil Marshall’s Hellboy that took place in Los Angeles. While test-screening reactions always need to be taken with a grain of salt, as they represent a version of a film that isn’t finalized yet. In this case, however, no one from Lionsgate should panic, because the response was overwhelmingly positive.

You can check out Mr. H’s complete rundown in the video above. I’ll keep it brief here for those of you who enjoy going to films knowing as little as possible. I will reveal that Mr. H’s insider is familiar with the source material, and praised Marshall for staying true. I also feel comfortable revealing that the version screened was violent as fuck and very liberal with profanity. It sounds like we’re in store for a real roller coaster when Hellboy arrives in theaters on April 12th.

As for a leaked trailer for Hellboy, which stars David Harbour as the big red guy, Lionsgate did an extremely efficient job keeping it corraled. Still, I don’t think it would be unreasonably optimistic to expect to see an official trailer release in the coming weeks—if not sooner!

Synopsis:
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

In addition to Harbour, Hellboy stars Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Sasha Lane. Stay tuned for additional details as news emerges!

Are you excited to see Neil Marshall’s Hellboy? Are you heartened to know that a test screener responded so positively? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Samuel Hadida Dies at 64

We have sad news to pass along today as Deadline is reporting that producer Samuel Hadida has passed away. Horror fans know Hadida as the driving force behind the film adaptation of the Resident Evil and Silent Hill franchises.

Born in Casablanca, Morocco on December 17, 1953, Hadida co-founded Metropolitan Filmexport with his brother Victor in 1978. The company is the currently French distributor for Lionsgate films. In 1993 his first horror venture Necronomicon: Book of the Dead was released which starred Jeffrey Combs as H.P. Lovecraft. In 2002, Hadida quarterbacked the beloved Resident Evil video game franchise to the big screen. The film starred Milla Jovovich as Alice, Michelle Rodriguez as Rain, and Eric Mabius as Matt. The film garnered over $100 million at the box office and spawned five more additions to the franchise.

In addition to the horror films Hadida produced, he had in hand in dozens of other films including True Romance, Legionnaire, Domino, Lassie, Conan the Barbarian, The Expendables 3, and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

We here at Horror News Network send our condolences to Samuel’s friends and family.

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We Have the Release Information for Neil Marshall’s HELLBOY Trailer!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing the videos of UK film critic and academic Mr. H (especially since he’s gotten his hands on the notoriously hard-to-get screenplay for Clive Barker’s unmade 2014 Hellraiser remake). He’s returned the favor by passing on some exclusive information regarding the release date for the trailer for Neil Marshall’s Hellboy!

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According to his sources (which have always proven impeccable) the trailer for Hellboy 2019 will hit the internet in December; though an exact date remains elusive, history suggests the trailer will hit before Hollywood essentially shuts down between Christmas and New Year’s Eve—meaning it shouldn’t be more than a few more weeks.

A huge “Thank You” to Mr. H for the lead; check out some of his recent features in the links below.

Synopsis:
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Neil Marshall directs from a script penned by Andrew Cosby and, in addition to David Harbour as Hellboy, the movie will star Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Thomas Haden Church. Look for it to hit US theaters beginning April 12th, 2019

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Are you excited to see Hellboy in 2019? Are you stoked for the trailer to arrive sometime in December? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Bloody Image Revealed for Neil Marshall’s R-Rated HELLBOY Reboot

While we’ll always feel a tinge of sorrow over the way Guillermo del Toro was fired from the Hellboy franchise (not to mention a hint of resentment that Ron Perlman will no longer play the titular antihero) we’re giving Hellboy 2019 the benefit of the doubt with Neil Marshall (The Descent) in the director’s chair and David Harbour donning the red makeup, sawed-off horns, and that fist of fury.

We’re just getting a new look at Harbour as Hellboy, courtesy of Empire Magazine, and we’ve got to admit: He looks pretty fucking powerful! Marshall is directing Hellboy from a script penned by Andrew Cosby and, in addition to Harbour, the movie will star Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Thomas Haden Church. Look for it to hit US theaters beginning April 12th, 2019.

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We don’t have a trailer yet, but we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you updates as they’re revealed. Stay tuned!

Synopsis:
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Are you excited for Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Tony Jaa Tweets Out First Look at ‘Monster Hunter’

While the much-anticipated film adaptation of the video game Monster Hunter is continuing principal photography in both South Africa and Namibia, one of its stars is using social media to get us all hyped up.  Tony Jaa, who portrays “The Hunter”, today released the first look at the both he and co-star Milla Jovovich in action via his official Twitter account.  The tweet and picture from the set can be seen below.

Monster Hunter, a joint venture between Constantin Film, Impact Pictures and Sony’s Screen Gems, began shooting back in October with lofty expectations.  Besides Jovovich, several others involved in the successful Resident Evil franchise are also involved in the project and similar box office totals are already expected.  Jaa’s reveal of the in-action pair will drum up plenty of expectation, while fans patiently wait for the finished product.  Jaa and Jovovich lead the impressive cast, which also includes Ron Perlman (Hell Boy), rapper Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris and Meagan Good (Saw V) among others.  The film will be directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat), who also assumed the screenwriting duties.

Monster Hunter the game was released in 2004 for the Sony PlayStation 2 console.  The series enjoyed almost immediate success particularly in Asia, and became a hit in North America beginning in 2010 with the release of the third title (Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate) for the Nintendo 3DS.  In Monster Hunter, players take on the role of a hunter, tracking and killing large monsters across numerous and fantastic landscapes and environments.  Treasure and wealth are accumulated with each kill, allowing for upgrades on weaponry and abilities.  The game is available in both single and multi-player format.  As of early 2018, Capcom had sold more than 45 million copies in the franchise worldwide and are now available across all popular video game consoles.

Monster Hunter is scheduled to be released domestically in 2019, though no specific date has yet been announced.  Keep tuned to HNN for more news on the Monster Hunter movie as it breaks!

 

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Monster Hunter – USA, 2019

Monster Hunter is a 2019 American fantasy action thriller feature film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson (Resident Evil and sequels; Alien vs. Predator; Event Horizon). It is loosely based on the Capcom video game series of same name. Produced by Capcom, Impact Pictures and Constantin Film, the movie stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, T.I., Ron Perlman, Meagan Good and Diego Boneta.

Plot:

Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life.

In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, revolting attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back…

Cast and characters:

Milla Jovovich … Artemis
Ron Perlman … Admiral
Meagan Good
Tony Jaa … The Hunter
Diego Boneta
Josh Helman
T.I. … Link
Jin Au-Yeung

Image credits: IGN

Here’s a trailer for the Capcom game:

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First Photo Shows Off Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa in ‘Monster Hunter’

Director Paul W.S. Anderson’s (Resident Evil, Event Horizon) video game adaptation Monster Hunter recently began filming in South Africa and Namibia, with Milla Jovovich in the leading role of Captain Natalie Artemis. Tony Jaa stars alongside Jovovich, and we have our first look at the monster-slaying duo today. Check it out below.

There’s a chunk of the movie that’s actually set underground, in terrifying caves,” Anderson told IGN. “There’s a more lush part of the movie, which kind of reflects the kind of lush, more jungle-y look of the Monster Hunter world. And then the climax of the movie takes place around a piece of the Ancient Civilization that’s referenced many times in the games.”

Here’s the official plot rundown, also released today:

“Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, revolting attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back.”

Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Meagan Good (Saw V, The Unborn), Diego Boneta (Summer Camp, Monster Party), Josh Helman (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy) also star.

Producers are Constantin’s Robert Kulzer (Resident Evil) and Martin Moszkowicz, and Jeremy Bolt (Resident Evil) and Paul W.S. Anderson from Impact Pictures. Dennis Berardi, head of VFX for the film, also acts as producer.

Sony’s Screen Gems will release Monster Hunter in the U.S.

Test-Screening Reactions for HELLBOY 2019 Leaked Online—And They Aren’t Good

Despite being asked to sign nondisclosure agreements, it’s becoming more and more common for test-screeners of upcoming films to leak their reactions. Such has been the case for The New Mutants, The Predator, Halloween, and The Grudge. Now, test-screener reactions to the upcoming Hellboy reboot are finding their way online—and they’re none too good.

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As always, I’d be remiss if I didn’t put the nature of test-screenings into proper context: Text-screening are a common part of the post-production filmmaking process, and producers usually screen intentionally unfinished cuts. It’s a way to gauge what’s working and what isn’t, giving producers time for fine-tuning—or major overhauls.

That said, the reactions to the test-screenings of 2019’s Hellboy are, at least, cause for concern. Give the video recap from Mr. H a spin below for all the details. If you can’t stream, here’s the bottom line in a nutshell: David Harbour does an adequate job as the titular Hellboy, but the script and the main villain are underwhelming.

It’s also worth noting that, despite releasing a trailer for Hellboy weeks ago at New York Comic-Con, it has yet to be released online. This is another red flag, one that seems to indicate the studio may even be attempting to bury the film. Time will tell.

Hellboy, directed by Neil Marshall, is slated for release on April 12th; in addition to Harbour, the film stars Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Sasha Lane.

Do negative reactions to test screenings of 2019’s Hellboy have you nervous? Are you taking more of a wait and see attitude? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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‘Monster Hunter’ Movie Will Feature the Best Monsters from the Games and Yes, a Kitty Sidekick

Director Paul W.S. Anderson’s (Resident Evil, Event Horizon) video game adaptation Monster Hunter recently began filming in South Africa and Namibia, with Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) in the leading role of monster-slayer Captain Natalie Artemis. Chatting with Slash Film, Anderson teased the movie’s monsters this week, which will be faithful to the games.

Listen, I don’t need to create any new monsters. There’s such a vast array of amazing creatures over the years,” he told the site. “We’re leaning quite heavily on the favorite creatures from Monster Hunter World which is the latest game, but we’re also bringing in what I think are some of the fabulous monsters from some of the earlier games, and some of the imagery from the earlier games.”

As for the human characters, Anderson notes, “There’s The Handler and Admiral… Aiden… Aiden’s Handler.” And yes, the film will feature a Palico, an adorable kitty sidekick.

We wanted Palico,” Anderson explained. “It’s very much a movie of the video game, but in Monster Hunter you get to create your own character when you go in there. You don’t get to play Lara Craft or Jill Valentine. You get to play your own creation, and there is definitely an element of that in there. Some of the leading characters will be fresh characters but that’s a reflection of what the video game is. It’s definitely a movie that is firmly and fully entrenched in the world of the video game, as you would expect with me having worked with Capcom for nine years on adapting it and bringing it to the screen.”

Tony Jaa (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Meagan Good (Saw V, The Unborn), Diego Boneta (Summer Camp, Monster Party), Josh Helman (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy) also star in the adaptation.

“The movie will chart the story of a world behind our own, where dangerous and powerful monsters rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back.”

Producers are Constantin’s Robert Kulzer (Resident Evil) and Martin Moszkowicz, and Jeremy Bolt (Resident Evil) and Paul W.S. Anderson from Impact Pictures. Dennis Berardi, head of VFX for the film, also acts as producer.

Sony’s Screen Gems will release the film in the U.S.

[Interview] That Killer Twist in the Parcels’ Slasher Music Video Was Milla Jovovich’s Idea

The Parcels music video Withorwithout initially gained attention when it premiered because it starred movie star Milla Jovovich, and for its The Strangers-inspired home invasion narrative. By the end, it became even more of a water cooler item.

Spoilers for Withorwithout below.

After the viewer witnesses a group of masked home invaders, played by the Parcels band members, murder a husband (Carsten Norgaard) and brutalize his wife (Jovovich), the video rewinds and plays again. The second time, we see there were no masked men and Jovovich just murders her husband and fakes her own injuries.

Jovovich thought of the twist because she just couldn’t accept the Parcel boys as killers.

“The boys from Parcels are all of 21 years old,” Jovovich said. “They’re really young so when I saw this concept that they’re the killers, my instinct as a parent immediately sent red flags up. I was like, ‘You can’t be killers. You’re sweet boys.’ Funnily enough, their record company couldn’t agree more. I was like, ‘I should be the killer.’ I’m sort of known for that anyway and by the way, it would take a lot more than five boys to break into my house. I felt like this could be a really interesting springboard.”

As executive producer of Withorwithout, Jovovich found director Benjamin Howdeshell, who was a family friend and had worked with Paul W.S. Anderson as an assistant editor on several Resident Evil films and Death Race. Anderson began the script, later finished by Mike Doyle, and Jovovich found the hair and makeup crew.

“When I called Ben and he saw the materials that they had sent over that was a lot of Strangers and stuff, we talked about the particular concept that it all happened in her imagination,” Jovovich continued. “This was in some sense her alibi, which seemed like a really great place to start. Then Ben had a good friend named Mike. Paul started working on this script originally and sent Ben his opening. Then they worked together as well so it was a nice collaboration of really great artists and people that love the band, and people that are really into horror and scary movies just trying to do something really fun and creative.”

Withorwithout filmed for two nights at a house in the Hollywood Hills. All the blood is CGI because they could not stain the owners’ walls. And in the end, Jovovich would rather play the killer than let the innocent boys be murderers.

“It was my idea just like instinctual idea as a parent that I just couldn’t think about the fact that Parcels were really killers,” she said. “I love those boys. I couldn’t stomach them actually being murderers in a movie, even if it’s pretend. I was like no, no, no, no, no, you guys can’t be real killers.”