Church officials are defending their decision to let Lionsgate’s upcoming Hellboy reboot starring Stranger Things star David Harbour film at the Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England.
The church has fallen under fire from worshippers who are criticising the decision to allow the 900-year-old building to host the filming of a superhero film about a demonic hero who became the world’s greatest paranormal investigator while combating occult threats for the fictional Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
Officials — who’ve said they were aware that the decision to allow the film to shoot at the Cathedral would cause controversy — have defended their decision, referring to the film as a classic story of good versus evil, adding that Hellboy is a defender against the forces of darkness, in the eternal battle of good versus evil.
Lionsgate will be distributing the Millennium Films production with Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin producing. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment will also produce. Principal photography is expected to commence soon with filming taking place in both the UK and Bulgaria. The film is being directed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones).
The film stars David Harbour (Stranger Things) as Hellboy, Ian McShane as Hellboy’s adoptive father, American Honey breakout Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell (Hemlock Grove) as Ganeida, Daniel Dae Kim as Major Ben Daimio, and Milla Jovovich as the film’s villain, the Blood Queen.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Hellboy as we learn it.
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.
Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!
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