Hellboy script
Hellboy (2004)
Synopsis: Hellboy is a 2004 American supernatural superhero film, starring Ron Perlman and directed by Guillermo del Toro. The film is loosely based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola. It was produced by Revolution Studios, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film is about a demonic beast turned into superhero, known as Hellboy, who secretly works to keep the world safe from paranormal threats with his team, the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense.

OMIT:

INT. DARKROOM - INTERVIEW 1

In a photographic DARKROOM: old optical enlargers, porcelain

trays, timers, and stills hanging out to dry.

GEORGE MATLIN, a slightly obese, nearsighted man in his

seventies.

OLD MATLIN:

Is he real? Oh yeah -- Absolutely.

Super:
CPL. GEORGE MATLIN, combat photographer.

OLD MATLIN:

I haven't talked about it for years,

you know?

(looks at the camera)

Everyone called me crazy...

Matlin smiles as he paws through a box of old negatives.

OLD MATLIN:

But I have the negative.

Someone turns on the darkroom's red safety light for an eerie,

dramatic effect.

TECHNICIAN'S VOICE

Get ready, 3-2-1... Roll tape.

OLD MATLIN:

It all started back in �44. I was a

Corps photographer aboard an allied

submarine...

CUT TO:

INT. SUBMARINE HALLWAY - NIGHT

YOUNG MATLIN's hands again paw through a bunch of negatives,

again under a red light. Now, at 21, he's wedged in a

submarine corridor, a crowded maze of pipes and gauges.

35mm still cameras dangle from his neck. He shrinks back as

a squad of MARINES hustles past him, loading weapons.

OLD MATLIN'S VOICE

...off the coast of Scotland.

Classified mission. I was 21...

SGT. WHITMAN, 44, tough as nails, pushes through, his uniform

soaked in sweat.

OLD MATLIN'S VOICE

We had an English civilian on board.

Not much older than me but already

an advisor to President Roosevelt.

"Paranormal" advisor, I kid you not --

Whitman continues down the passageway until he reaches a

small...

INT. SUBMARINE STATEROOM - NIGHT

Within, an incongruously proper young Englishman "reading"

an ancient set of Tarot cards.

OLD MATLIN'S VOICE

His name was Trevor. Profesor Trevor --

WHITMAN:

-- Broom! Topside, now.

TREVOR "BROOM" BRUTTENHOLM is a gaunt, olive-skinned man in

his late twenties. In his hands, a tarot deck. He turns the

cards face up:
THE FOOL, THE MOON...

WHITMAN:

The sooner we're done, the better.

Broom grabs a worn-down wooden box full of books and amulets.

It has a leather strap that allows him to carry it, much

like a carpenter's tool box.

BROOM:

This is an important mission, Sgt.

Whitman. I hope you realize that.

WHITMAN:

Oh -- you don't wanna know what I

think. Topside, now.

He moves away. Broom takes a small box and a few amulets.

Before exiting, he pauses and tensely turns the last TAROT

CARD:
THE DEVIL.

CUT TO:

OMIT:

INT/EXT. SCOTLAND - TUNNEL - NIGHT

Super:
OCTOBER 9, 1944, SCOTLAND.

It's raining like hell now. Soldiers move through a short

tunnel carved into the mountain.

Whitman signals his men to spread out, then comes alongside

Broom.

BROOM:

Sgt. Whitman!! Sgt. Whitman!! May I

have a word??

WHITMAN:

(impatient)

What is it?

BROOM:

In private, if you don't mind...

EXT. SCOTLAND CHAPEL REMAINS

They enter the remains of a small chapel. Broom produces the

small box. It's full of rosaries.

BROOM:

Your men -- They'll need these --

Whitman scowls and huffs. A life-sized wooden Christ

contemplates the scene from above.

WHITMAN:

You are a Catholic??

BROOM:

Amongst other things, yes -- but

that's hardly the point.

Whitman locks and loads an automatic.

WHITMAN:

Here. You'll need one of these.

BROOM:

I abhor violence.

(Whitman moves away)

Sergeant Whitman, I hope you don't

think me mad --

WHITMAN:

Three days too late for that one,

"professor."

He moves away. Broom looks up to the wooden Christ: It has

no eyes.

EXT. DITCH

MATLIN hauls his tripod and gear and joins the troops on the

move. Broom catches up with Whitman.

WHITMAN:

You're wasting our time: There's

nothing on this island but sheep and

rocks.

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Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro Gómez (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡiˈʝeɾmo ðel ˈtoɾo]; born October 9, 1964) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror film The Devil's Backbone (2001), and Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action movies, such as the vampire superhero action film Blade II (2002), the supernatural superhero film Hellboy (2004), its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), and the science fiction monster film Pacific Rim (2013). more…

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