Neil Marshall made a splash in the early 2000s with the werewolf horror movie Dog Soldiers and the claustrophobic classic The Descent. But then the British filmmaker made his way over to TV, directing episodes of Westworld, Lost in Space, and most famously, Game of Thrones. His big-budget break wouldn’t be quite the success it was anticipated to be, with 2019’s Hellboy tanking both critically and commercially. But now Marshall is back in the good ol’ horror genre, with a supernatural horror flick titled The Reckoning starring the infamous Charlotte Kirk. Watch The Reckoning trailer below.
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The Reckoning, the latest from The Descent director Neil Marshall, has found a home: RLJ Entertainment and horror streaming service Shudder have purchased the film for a 2021 release. The movie, which follows a woman falsely accused of being a witch, has had somewhat of a bumpy road. The project was originally set up at MoviePass Films (remember them?), and then, things got further bogged down when star and co-writer Charlotte Kirk, who is also dating Marshall, became embroiled in two Hollywood scandals.
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Neil Marshall, the filmmaker behind The Descent and a guy whose name is embroiled in an ongoing Hollywood scandal involving his fiancee, actress Charlotte Kirk, has a new project lined-up. Marshall will helm the action-horror pic The Lair, about a Royal Air Force pilot who gets shot down in Afghanistan and stumbles upon a bunker full of monsters. This isn’t exactly fresh material for Marshall – The Descent, arguably his best film, also involves people fighting subterranean creatures. Read More »
The Hellboy reboot, helmed by British director Neil Marshall, isn’t doing so hot. That’s a real shame, because Marshall’s track record with hyper-violent action-horror has been fantastic so far. While rumors of production woes definitely explain the film’s lack of cohesion, there are kernels of good stuff in the new Hellboy. Horror fans have delighted in the movie’s gory brutality, and some of the sequences work as fun standalone scenes; while Hellboy might not work, it’s easy to see some of Marshall’s skills on display.
So, if you’re looking to understand more about the man who helmed Hellboy, or if you’re just looking for an alternative film to watch with the same kinetic, savage energy, check out our guide.
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The new Hellboy movie is currently sitting at a miserable 12% on Rotten Tomatoes. Our review calls it “one of the worst comic book movies ever made.” When that level of negative buzz swirls around a movie, it’s inevitable that stories will begin to emerge which attempt to lay the blame at someone else’s feet – because if there’s one thing that’s remained true in Hollywood since its earliest days, it’s that nobody is going to willingly accept blame if it can be shuffled off elsewhere.
So in the wake of such a poor critical reception, it’s not surprising that a new report has arrived detailing some production troubles on the Hellboy set, including claims that the producers attempted to undermine director Neil Marshall (one of the producer’s attorneys denies this), star David Harbour butted heads with Marshall, and more.
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Lionsgate is making sure Hellboy is a movie that will be seared onto your eyeballs, and your eardrums. The studio released a new Hellboy featurette spotlighting the film’s gruesome practical effects and makeup, crafted by the Academy Award-winning make-up artist Joel Harlow, best known for his work on Star Trek. On top of that, our the first listen of the Hellboy music score composed by Benjamin Wallfisch is out on the interwebs, and it is literal fire. Read More »
Hellboy arrives next weekend, and we’re not so sure the movie has the goods to get audiences into theater in the way that Lionsgate is hoping. Sure, the presence of David Harbour as Hellboy might be appealing to a certain sect of Stranger Things fans, but otherwise, this looks far less stylish and impressive than what director Guillermo del Toro already did with the Dark Horse comic book property.
If you need anymore convincing that the audience awareness for Hellboy a boost, Lionsgate has debuted what they call an R-rated sizzle reel, which is basically a short red band trailer. The whole point of this tease is to tout all the blood and gore that will be on display, not to mention dropping some salty language. Watch the bloody Hellboy trailer below. Read More »
We’re about to have a barrage of comic book movies unleashed upon us in April. Next week will bring Shazam! into theaters (and apparently it’s pretty damn good), and the end of the month will unleash the highly anticipated box office monster Avengers: Endgame. But sandwiched in between there will be the R-rated reboot of the Dark Horse Comics title Hellboy, and a new clip from the movie features Milla Jovovich as the immortal sorceress Queen Nimue, offering the titular hero (David Harbour of Stranger Things under crazy amounts of make-up) the chance to fulfill his destiny as the beast of the apocalypse. Read More »
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The celebration of Hellboy Day took place over the weekend, and with it came a new featurette taking us behind the scenes of Lionsgate’s reboot of the Dark Horse Comics property created by Mike Mignola. The new Hellboy featurette puts the focus on the comic material, touting more loyalty to the comics than Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation. Even star David Harbour (Stranger Things) is talking about how this movie is inspired by a specific storyline. Read More »
A new Hellboy reboot trailer is here, and it gives us a better look at David Harbour‘s new take on the big red demon. But does it do a better job of selling the movie than the last trailer, which left some people underwhelmed? You’ll have to decide for yourself. Watch the Hellboy trailer below.
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