Having been translated for the big screen by acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro, Mike Mignola’s Comic-book series Hellboy is set to make its animated debut on cartoon Network. The all-new movie Hellboy: Sword of Storms will premiere on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT) during the Toonami block.
In Mignola’s mythology, Hellboy is a demon summoned by Nazis to wage war during the final days of World War II. Rescued by the Allies, our hero was instead raised to fight evil as a member of a clandestine supernatural task force. In the animated telepic, all hell breaks loose when a university professor opens a forbidden scroll and become is possessed by the twin demons of thunder and lightning, who seek to return to the world to wake their brothers, the dragons. Hellboy, along with a folklore expert and a psychic, travels to Japan to investigate and finds the Sword of Storms, a weapon that can defeat the demons can also return them to Earth. Mignola co-wrote the screenplay and Phil Weinstein and Tad Stones directed the project. Mignola also served as creative producer along with del Toro.
Hellboy: Sword of Storms is produced by Film Roman and distributed worldwide for television and home video by Starz Media LLC, which licensed all animation rights to the franchise from Revolution Studios. Live-action feature film rights to the property have been picked up by Universal, which is moving forward with a sequel written and directed by del Toro.