DEL TORO ON HELLBOY
Director Guillermo Del Toro recently talked with Comics2film about his upcoming comic book adaption Hellboy, here's the scoop........
'Comics2Film reports, '
Director Guillermo del Toro gave Comics2Film/CBR news a report from the set of Hellboy currently in its fifth week of the eighteen-week production.'
'As one would expect, Del Toro's enthusiasm for the project is still high. The director reports that the shoot is going great and also added, 'I'm having a blast!!'
'However, things may be less fun for actors Ron Perlman and Doug Jones, who play Hellboy and Abe Sapien respectively. These non-human characters require the actors to spend lots of time in the make up chair.'
'Ron's make up time is four hours every day. Doug Jones: six hours,' the director told C2F. 'When bare-chested Ron is six and a half hours and Doug is around eight hours.'
'We're not sure if that includes time removing the makeup after the shoot as well. Still the effort from the actors is paying off.'
'We've shot only a scene or two of Abe and Hellboy but they are a joy to see together,' Del Toro said, 'like seeing Lennon and McCartney!'
'So when will fans see Perlman in make up? Probably this week! The director told C2F/CBR News that there should be a batch of design images and other photos up on the official site with 'one selected photo of the Big Red One' showing up on Friday.'
'Del Toro also tells us that the film still has not landed a composer. Marco Beltrami (Blade II) had previously been on board but dropped out due to scheduling concerns.'
'I am hoping to lock the composer in the next three to four weeks,' Del Toro said. The movie would also have a song soundtrack on top of the traditional score 'The soundtrack is in discussion and I would love for it to have a lot of Tom Waits, that's for sure.'
'Hellboy is due in theaters summer of 2004'
Courtesy of Bloody Disgusting