HELLBOY Reboot Casts Milla Jovovich As The Blood Queen

‘Resident Evil’ and ‘Fifth Element’ star Milla Jovovich is in “final talks” to play the titular villain in the upcoming ‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen,’ says Deadline.

With Neil Marshall (‘Dog Soldiers,’ ‘The Decent,’ ‘Centurion’) behind the camera, the reboot of the franchise sees David Harbour in the role of kitten-loving, cigar-smoking antihero, with Ian McShane (‘American Gods,’ ‘John Wick’) set to play Professor Broom, the adoptive father to Harbour’s Hellboy.

The latest draft of the script for the R-rated film comes from Aron Coleite, based on an earlier draft by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and ‘Hellboy’ creator Mike Mignola.

Producers include Larry Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Mike Richardson, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman.