Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Set visit preview: "Hellboy II: The Golden Army"

Lots of stuff today!

The first Hellboy movie was absolutely awesome and I can't wait to watch the SECOND one.

Catch up with the cast and crew in Hungary as they enter their sixth month of shooting

By Andy Serwin

Posted October 29, 2007 4:45 PM

Universal Pictures unleashed hell on Wizard Universe last week when it invited us to the set of “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”—set for release on July 11, 2008, and based on Mike Mignola’s monster-hunting comic book from Dark Horse!

Nestled in the out-of-the-way Korba Studios in Etyek, Hungary, about 45 minutes outside of Budapest, the “Hellboy II” team was hard at work in its sixth month of production, and was in the midst of a grueling but mind-blowing night shoot when Wizard Universe arrived on set.

While there, Wizard Universe snagged interviews with director Guillermo del Toro, the Academy Award-nominated helmer of “Pan’s Labyrinth”; the brunette bombshell Selma Blair, who plays the fiery pyrokinetic Liz Sherman; and Doug Jones, who once again dives in as the merman called Abe Sapien (as well as two other major creature characters). Earlier in the day, we’d also gotten a chance to sit down with new castmates Luke Goss (Nomak in “Blade 2”) and newcomer Anna Walton, who portray the Elven brother and sister combo Prince Nuada and Princess Nuala, respectively, to talk about their parts in the film, as they play central roles in the supernatural war waged in the sequel.

We also toured the production offices with production designer stephen Scott (“Hellboy”), who showed us the behind-the-scenes work on set designs and character creations, and provided in-depth looks at the creature workshop, the impressive location sets like the one constructed inside the Kiscelli Museum, a converted church built in 1743, as well as the soundstage sets like the foreboding lair of one of the film’s central figures. Afterwards, we walked on-set of an enormous re-creation of a downtown Brooklyn city street—complete with demonic destruction!

Keep your browser set to Wizard Universe and check out Wizard magazine each month for all the latest on what to expect from this highly anticipated sequel, which should be one of the most hellacious superhero movies of the summer!

Haven't even watched bloody Stardust and ALREADY I'm thinking of the next comic book movie! Haha!

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