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News movies & tv series 05 March 2021, 17:39

John Wick Screenwriter is Working on a Movie Adaptation of Hellsing

Hellsing is another Japanese manga that will get a live-action movie adaptation. John Wick's screenwriter will take part in its creation.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  • The manga Hellsing will get an American live-action adaptation;
  • The script of the movie will be prepared by Derek Kolstad, who previously worked on John Wick;
  • Amazon Studios is responsible for production and distribution.

Hellsing is a manga that has already received two anime adaptations. Now, they will be joined by a full-length live-action film. Derek Kolstad, the screenwriter of John Wick, will be in charge of the production. Apart from the film series with Keanu Reeves, he also worked on the upcoming series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Hellsing is a completely different project for him, because, as he recalls, he's been dreaming about making it for a long time.

"Ever since my brother introduced me to the Hellsing manga and anime some years ago, I’ve been obsessed with adapting it. And when Mike Callaghan and his team managed to secure the rights to then partner us up with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Amazon, I mean -damn, dude- this is a dream."

Hellsing is a manga whose story follows the fate of Alucard, a powerful vampire who has lived for hundreds of years. He works for the Hellsing organization, which, under the leadership of Integra (a descendant of Van Hellsing), protects Britain from the undead bloodsuckers. Alucard's life begins to change when he saves the life of police officer Victoria Seras, turning her into a vampire. At the same time, the Catholic Church becomes an increasing threat to the heroes.

Hellsing has already had two anime adaptations. The first version from 2001 was aired even before the original was finished. Five years later, an OVA series with the same title, which faithfully reflected the story presented in the manga, premiered. Now an American live-action film will also join this group. Amazon Studios will produce and distribute the new Hellsing adaptation.

Przemyslaw Dygas

Przemyslaw Dygas

He published a lot of news on GRYOnline.pl, some reviews and a few articles. Currently runs the Cooldown.pl site and serves as a junior SEO specialist. He first published journalistic texts on his private blog; later he took up writing seriously when his news and reviews ended up on a now non-existent film portal. In his free time, he tries to keep up with the premieres of new strategies and RPGs, unless he is replaying Pillars of Eternity or Mass Effect for umpteenth time. He also likes cinematography and tries to visit the nearby cinema at least once a month to keep up with the movies he is interested in.

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