Hellboy 2 website launches

hellboy2.jpgUniversal Pictures just sent out a press announcement that they have launched the official website for HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY, which you can find here: http://www.hellboymovie.com. (Curiously, the press release misspelled the URL as “hellboymovies,” which takes you to a blank page, making it seem as if the site launched and crashed immediately.)
Tidbits available at the website include:

  • ONSITE: Welcome note from Guillermo del Toro personally, check out his first blog entry from the Hellboy 2 set in Budapest.
  • NEWS: Terrific Hellboy 2 news hits, feature articles and early cast interviews featured on various publications.
  • GALLERY: Guillermo del Toro’s amazing HBII Scrapbook- including the incredible concept art and descriptions of each image.
  • HBTV: Watch Abe Sapien, live from the BRPD Headquarters as he gives you a personal welcome message to the site! You can embed Abe’s welcome video and share it on your Facebook profile as well.
  • Message Board: Chat with your fellow fans of Guillermo del Toro and everything that is Hellboy 2!

The film is due to be released on July 11, 2008. Read a plot synopsis below the fold.
With a signature blend of action, humor and character-based spectacle, the saga of the world’s toughest, kitten-loving hero from Hell continues to unfold in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.  Bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains arrive in an epic vision of imagination from OscarR-nominated director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy).
After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt.  A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures.  Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders.  He may be red.  He may be horned.  He may be misunderstood.  But when you need the job done right, it’s time to call in Hellboy (Ron
Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for paranormal Research and Defense-pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair), aquatic empath Abe (Doug Jones) and protoplasmic mystic Johann-the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal.  And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who’s accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him.

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