Director Guillermo del Toro gave Comics2Film/CBR news a report from the set
of "Hellboy" currently in its fifth week of the eighteen-week
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
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.