View Full Version : HB Casting News
10-27-2002, 01:17 AM
I figure I should start a thread cause it seems more casting is around the corner.
Well, Ron Perlman is a definate for Hellboy.
I just saw that Selma Blair looks to be heading to play Liz Sherman. I just saw that SuperHeroHype.com reports that Coming Attractions reports that Del Toro has confirmed they are "negotiating" with her for Liz. Certainly not certain, but she is the only name that has anything solid. No word yet if there's a kissng scene with Hellboy with drool flying. Heh.
SHH also says it was reported that they "should be able to announce a complete cast list in the next 4 weeks or so,"
So.. yipes.. things are getting moving!
Now one other role I'm curious on is Abe Sapien. I know Del Toro has commented on wanting Kevin Spacey for at least the voice of Abe. Whether it's possible or even Del Toro thought it was is yet to be seen.
10-27-2002, 08:17 AM
Del Toro told us about Blair a few weeks ago, but asked that it not be reported until it was a done deal (which it isn't yet).
He also mentioned a lesser-known actor has been cast for the phsyical performance of Abe. This actor may also provide the voice, if he's capable. If not, then a Kevin Spacey or other big-name will do the voice work in post.
10-27-2002, 12:50 PM
I was wondering how dubbing another voice for Abe would work. Then I remembered they did it for Darth Vader. Then again, there was no lip synch. Then again, Lucas also redubbed Aunt Beru. Plus, moving from Lucas to Smith, in Mallrats a number of lines were redubbed later due to cahnging the opening of the movie. I can't think of any other instances of live dubbing, but I'm sure they're plenty.
As for Blair, I sure hope this news doesn't sour the negotiations. I doubt it would. Just another instance when C2F shows restraint and journalistic integrity that others do not.
10-28-2002, 07:48 PM
Well, you know most movies undergo looping...which is voice work done in a sound studio in which actors re-record their lines. It's not always done, but it is fairly common. Sometimes it's done if a piece was shot on a noisy location where the actual sound is unusable. Other times the actors or director might think they'll get a better performance in looping.
(er...there's another name for it besides looping but I can't think of it right now. If you're into commentary tracks, there's some discussion near the end of Seven, on the DVD, where Brad Pitt talks about insisting that they go in and let him do his lines over, but in hindsight thinks he hurt his performance..this is the scene in the car leading up to the finale)
So...a lot of he movies you see have a kind of dubbing and you're usually not aware of it.
10-28-2002, 07:50 PM
Oh...I also just recalled that one actors lines were completely redone by another actor in Blade II. It was Damoskino's lawyer. I can't recall why they had to bring another actor in to redo this guy's lines. If I remember correctly, he went on the star opposite DeNiro in "15 Minutes"
11-15-2002, 06:06 PM
Well, more casting is in and there's no one too big. Fine by me. Despite the ludicris reporting job at AICN, I must agree with Harry that it is nice to see more character actors on this. I vaugely know Karel Roden who's Rasputin. He seems good and from what I saw of him in the jsut-ok film 15 Minutes, he can be creepy. Plus it's nice to see an Eastern European actor in the role.
11-15-2002, 06:29 PM
ADR, I believe, is the other term for it.
04-01-2003, 09:40 AM
Crap, AICN is reporting that Perlman might not be up to play HB. It seems he hurt his back in his last film. Plus the studio wants someone with a bigger name. I hear they want Colin Farrell due to his popularity in Daredevil.
will try and enjoy today,
04-02-2003, 06:29 AM
April fools. As far as I know things are going smoothly for HB. Looks to be one of the best Comics 2 Film translations yet.
04-02-2003, 11:26 AM
The sad thing is no one seemed to care. When is this film coming out again?
04-02-2003, 02:18 PM
personaly, i cant wait for the film. i recentally finshed up the preacher series. im in need of a new comic to become obbsesed with. considering i have only read two HB TPBs im thinking this is going to be my guy. but i seem to know so little agbout the status of the series. can anybody tell me if it is still going? if so, is it under another writer, and or penciler?
04-08-2003, 05:59 AM
reading the interview with MM, I'm curious as to how Abe Sapien is gonna look as he's meant to be different to the comic version..(that and I can self-promote), so if you want to see my Abe Sapien version then chec out my DCG concepts http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/biggrin.gif
04-08-2003, 07:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GRIM:
personaly, i cant wait for the film. i recentally finshed up the preacher series. im in need of a new comic to become obbsesed with. considering i have only read two HB TPBs im thinking this is going to be my guy. but i seem to know so little agbout the status of the series. can anybody tell me if it is still going? if so, is it under another writer, and or penciler? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hellboy has always been published in bursts of mini-series, not as an ongoing series. Mignola has another in the works but I'm not sure when it's due out.
Sadly, it's been a whiles since the last Mignola produced Hellboy comics.
However, last year he did co-write the B.P.R.D. spin-off comic, and wrote/drew the Hellboy: Third Wish mini-mini (only two issues).
Currently Dark Horse is publishing "Hellboy's Weird Tales" which is an anthology title featuring Hellboy and co., with art and stories by various creators.
04-08-2003, 10:01 AM
oh and may I also point to The Amazing Screw On Head also by Mignola. It's not Hellboy, but has it's own bizzarre wackiness with that wonderful Mignola qaulity.
04-10-2003, 03:48 PM
btw, I was looking at Doug Jones' (Abe Sapien) IMDB filmography. I noted he's done many comic book movies, brom MiB2 to Batman Returns to.. Pencilhead in Mysterymen. Anyone else remember that scence? I gotta see that again at least just for that. Plus he was one of the Gentlemen from the Buffy ep 'Hush'. I think this was mentioned before when he was cast but I forgot. Been trying to find a pic of him. Can't wait to see him as Abe.
Could go for some pamcakes,
04-10-2003, 09:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The Xenos:
<B>btw, I was looking at Doug Jones' (Abe Sapien) IMDB filmography. I noted he's done many comic book movies, brom MiB2 to Batman Returns to.. Pencilhead in Mysterymen. Anyone else remember that scence? I gotta see that again at least just for that. Plus he was one of the Gentlemen from the Buffy ep 'Hush'. I think this was mentioned before when he was cast but I forgot. Been trying to find a pic of him. Can't wait to see him as Abe.
Could go for some pamcakes,
I bet pencilhead is in the tryouts scene.
My understanding is that Jones has been more of a physical actor, and often works under heavy makeup.
04-11-2003, 03:43 PM
I remember the scene somewhat. I think there was like a Pencil Head Jr or something too.
Suddenly I just thought of Abe trying out and all of a sudden a little Abe Jr shows up.
Burton X. Lynch
04-11-2003, 07:51 PM
Yes, Pencilhead appears in the tryout scene around middle in and has a son named Son of Pencilhead. Jones has no makeup on, thus does not look like Abe Sapien. And hey, don't get me started on that underrated masterpiece (and I'm being sincere) "Mystery Men!"
08-30-2003, 12:55 PM
acoording to that report in a new fanfeed, Del Toro is thinking of David Hyde Pearce as the voice over for Abe if Doug Jones doesn't sound right. Niles as Abe? I hope he can sound a bit less British. Wait, he doesn't really have an accent, but for some reason Niles always sounded British. Anyway, this is interesting.
09-04-2003, 05:41 PM
look at the new wizard issue(WIZARD ZERO,HURY UP OR IT'LL BE GONE!PROBABLY ALREADY HAS LEFT THE SHELVES!)and there are a few pages on the hellboy film,plus pics of a blue guy,a girl and HELLBOY!standing together.stills include Hb fighting some guy.regular thug.looks awesome.
11-11-2003, 08:21 PM
Well, now we hear David Hyde Peirce is doing the voice over for Abe. Not sure how I feel aobut this, but we shall see.
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