Hellboy is a 2004 American supernatural-superhero film directed by Guillermo del Toro and loosely based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola. Ron Perlman stars as Hellboy, alongside Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Rupert Evans, and John Hurt in supporting roles. In the film, a demonic beast-turned superhero known as Hellboy secretly works to keep the world safe from paranormal threats with his team, the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense.
Released on April 4, 2004 by Sony Pictures Releasing under its Columbia Pictures label, the film was a minor box office success, and was favorably received by critics. A sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, was released on July 11, 2008, with Universal Pictures taking over distribution
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
Music by Marco Beltrami
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
March 30, 2004 (Mann Village Theater)