Del Toro

The mad genius Guillermo Del Toro is at it again. After the awesome success of Pan's Labyrinth, he's gained enough respect to move ahead with his next project: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. Doug Jones, who played The Faun and the Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth, will be reprising his role as Abe Sapien, and will also take on the (heavily prostheticated) roles of two characters named The Chamberlain and The Angel of Death. Coooooool. Rumors are that the story will focus on Hellboy facing down Baba Yaga, as she rallies mythological forces in a bid to destroy the world. Or something. It doesn't really matter. The point is, it will involve Ron Pearlman donning red makeup and dishing out pain to all manner of villainy. I saw him recently in The City of Lost Children, and he was cool in that too. Del Toro is awesome. How can you not like a guy who's dream job is making a movie of Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness? I ask you! :)


"Father Barry" said...

Any movie that involves Baba Yaga is automatically worth watching. Combine that with Del Toro's genius for the fantastical, and everything is highly promising. I just hope there's more Hellboy this time. Strange as it might sound, I thought he was underutilized last time around.

(City of Lost Children was a strange, strange film. We should speak of it at some point. But I agree: Perlman was excellent in there. Did you know he could not speak a word of French? He simply memorized the sounds for his dialogue.)

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