The film is being directed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones).
Skrein is set to play Major Ben Daimio, described as "a rugged military member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense who, due to a supernatural encounter, can turn into a jaguar when angered or in pain".
Now in its early stages of pre-production, the highly anticipated Hellboy movie has been busy gathering its actors and actresses with David Harbour playing the unwilling Harbinger of the Apocalypse, Milla Jovovich playing the Blood Queen and Ian McShane playing Hellboy's adoptive father. Ian McShane (Deadwood, American Gods) will play Hellboy's adoptive father, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (aka Professor Broom), Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil franchise) has been cast as villain the Blood Queen, and Sasha Lane (American Honey) will play Alice Monaghan.
Lionsgate will be distributing the Millennium Films production with Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin producing.
First appearing in Dark Horse comics beginning in 1993, Hellboy is a demon summoned from Hell by the Nazi occultists near the end of World War II.
Hellboy first landed in theaters back in 2004 with Guillermo del Toro at the helm.
The Hellboy reboot (also known as Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, though it would appear that title may have been regrettably dropped) is set to start shooting next month in Europe ahead of a still-unspecified 2018 release date.
Are you guys excited about the casting of Ed Skrein?