Guillermo del Toro, writer and director of the upcoming Hellboy II: The Golden Army, told fans that he and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola will write an original screen story for the sequel, not one based on previous material. Del Toro made the comments on the DelToroFilms.com bulletin board on March 13 in response to Hellboy star Ron Perlman's interview with SCI FI Wire last week, suggesting that the sequel would be based in part on elements from Mignola's comics.
"Ron took a few liberties with the facts concerning the project," del Toro wrote. "Mike and I wrote the screen story together, and I wrote the script. But it is NOT based on anything yet published, but Mike felt it had a lot of elements he has been keen to explore in the future of HB."