Hellboy: Abe Sapien Almost Got His Own Spinoff Movie

Abe Sapien from the Hellboy movies

Universal once had a Hellboy spinoff in development that centered on Abe Sapien and the B.R.P.D. Earlier this week, creator Mike Mignola announced plans to develop an R-rated reboot of the Hellboy franchise, directed by Neil Marshall and based on a script by himself, Andrew Cosby, and Christopher Golden. Tentatively titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, the film will be “darker” and “more gruesome” than Guillermo del Toro’s movies and will border on horror. While that sounds great for fans of the comics, it also means we won’t be getting Universal’s Hellboy spinoff.

The studio contacted Hellboy screenwriter Peter Briggs in 2010 to pen …

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