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Hellboy reboot kills off B.P.R.D. spin-off

May 31st, 2017 by Marc Comments

The recently-announced R-rated reboot of Hellboy has killed off plans for a B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) spin-off film that had been in the works.

In a Facebook post from Peter Briggs, the man who co-wrote the story for 2004’s Hellboy, he revealed that he had been working on a BPRD movie for Universal since 2010.

Internally, Universal were keen to make a Hellboy spinoff based around the character of Prince Nuada from Hellboy 2… I started working on an outline with my Los Angeles-based “Panzer 88” co-writer Aaron Mason while still in New Zealand. It was called Hellboy: Silverlance,” he said.

Although we never really discussed it as such it really was a B.P.R.D. movie. The aquatic Abe Sapien was the main character, and Hellboy still featured fairly prominently in it. I suppose you could liken it to a Suicide Squad situation.”

You can read a lot more from Briggs’ post in the link below but it is safe to say that he had a great idea in store until the recent Hellboy announcement.

As for the reboot, its current working title is Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, will star Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the title hero, with Neil Marshall directing.

Source: Facebook

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….