Horror Manga Hellsing Gets Live-Action Movie From Amazon And John Wick Writer

A new live-action movie based on the acclaimed manga and anime Hellsing is in development at Amazon. Deadline reports that the film will be adapted by John Wick writer Derek Kolstad.

Hellsing was created by Kouta Hirano and is a retelling of the Dracula myth, in which the iconic vampire is reimagined as a special agent who works for the Hellsing Organization and helps protect England from a variety of supernatural threats. The manga ran from 1997 to 2008, while an anime series was produced in 2001. In the US, it was broadcast by Adult Swim in 2014.

There’s no word yet on casting or a director for the Hellsing movie. In a statement, producer Mike Callaghan said, “I’ve always loved the vampire genre, especially when a creator is able to put their own unique spin on it, so when Derek introduced me to Alucard and the Hellsing Organization, I knew we had something special in that tradition. Kouta Hirano’s gonzo reimagining of the Dracula-Van Helsing mythology is an exhilarating, quirky mashup of action and horror that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before.”

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Author: Dan Auty