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New Production Stills from "Hellboy 2"

Hellboy 2 poster

This is only marginally related to the horror genre, but we received new production stills for Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army, coming out July 11, 2008. There's some pretty good stuff in here, so we felt obligated to share.

The official synopsis for the film runs along these lines:

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 Perlman).

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.

The production stills are below. Click the thumbnail to open a larger version of the picture in a popup window:

Selma Blair as Liz in Hellboy II: The Golden Army Doug Jones as Abe Sapien in Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Hellboy (Ron Perlman) fights evil in Hellboy II: The Golden Army From R-L: Johann Krauss (James Dodd), Hellboy (Ron Perlman), and Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) in Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Hellboy (Ron Perlman) backed by Johann (James Dodd) and Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) in Hellboy II: The Golden Army An otherworldy creature from Hellboy II: The Golden Army