files/pictures/picture-35.jpgRevolution Studios has greenlit HELLBOY II, with original film's
writer and director Guillermo del Toro and producers Lawrence Gordon, Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Ent. and Lloyd Levin all returning. HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola is developing the new story with del Toro.
"HELLBOY was a tremendously successful and unique project," said Revolution Studios partner Todd Garner. "It was Guillermo's vision that brought the film to the marketplace, and we are delighted to be working with him again."
Revolution Studios partner Tom Sherak added, "We are excited to be making the sequel to HELLBOY and to be bringing back the amazing creative team that made it so memorable. The film was made for a relatively low cost and has performed magnificently here in the U.S., and we look forward to it continuing its successful run internationally."
"I'm thrilled to be with Guillermo on the sequel," said Gordon. "He did an amazing job in bringing HELLBOY to the screen and we're looking forward to building this franchise with Revolution Studios."
The first film opened on April 2, 2004, taking in $23.2 million in its first weekend and is on its way to surpass $60 million domestically.
Revolution Studios was formed by Joe Roth in May 2000 to independently produce and finance films in partnership with Sony Pictures, Starz Encore Group and Fox Ent. Group.