In the end, it took almost six years to make this film. Through careful attention to detail in scripting, casting, and visual coordination, del Toro was able to guide "Hellboy" onto the screen, blending his vision with Mignola's creation.
"I didn't want to do a carbon copy, because a movie is its own creature. I think of it more as a great sort of a jazz riff inspired by the comic book."
- Guillermo del Toro, Director
"Hellboy is a truly interesting melding of Mike Mignola and Guillermo del Toro. There's a lot of me in there, and there are things that are different. But it's true to the spirit of my stuff."
- Mike Mignola, Hellboy creator
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