From visionary writer/director Guillermo del Toro (director of BLADE II, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE) comes HELLBOY, a supernatural action adventure based on Mike Mignola's popular Dark Horse Comics series of the same name. Born in the flames of hell and brought to Earth as an infant to perpetrate evil, Hellboy (Perlman) was rescued from sinister forces by the benevolent Dr. Broom (Hurt), who raised him to be a hero. In Dr. Broom's secret Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, Hellboy creates an unlikely family consisting of the telepathic "Mer-Man" Abe Sapien (Jones) and Liz Sherman (Blair), the woman he loves who can control fire. Hidden from the very society that they protect, they stand as the key line of defense against an evil madman who seeks to reclaim Hellboy to the dark side and use his powers to destroy mankind.
Won: Best Director -- Feature Film, 2004 Imagen Foundation Awards
Nominated: Best Fantasy Film, 2005 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
HELLBOY is one of those rare movies that's not only based on a comic book, but also feels like a comic book. It's vibrating with energy, and you can sense the zeal and joy in its making.