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Adapting 'Hellboy'


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John Myers, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman and Hellboy are on the case.
John Myers, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman and Hellboy are on the case.
Photo courtesy HB-042 = Egon Endrenyi © 2004 Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Hellboy is a character-driven comic. The movie has followed suit. Mignola and del Toro chose all the actors for their abilities and physical resemblance to their comic-book counterpart. The result is an ensemble cast that drives this adaptation to the level of impact of its source.

Abe Sapien and Professor Broom
Abe Sapien and Professor Broom
Photo courtesy HB-042 = Egon Endrenyi © 2004 Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
"John Hurt as Broom looks exactly like the character in the comic book. At times I thought I must have looked at a photo of Hurt when I drew this guy. It was spooky." - Mike Mignola , Hellboy creator