‘Hellsing’, Adapting Manga into Film By Amazon And Derek Kolstad

Hellsing, the action-thriller-horror is a Japanese Manga series that is soon going to make its way to the big screen. Here’s all you need to know about it.

Hellsing– plot, and Info

Hellsing is a Japanese Manga series of action and horror genres. It is written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It is published by Shōnen Gahōsha. Released in February 1997, it lasted until 2008. It was originally premiered on Fuji Television Network.

Alucard is the main character of the Manga series. He is the most powerful weapon of the Hellsing Organization. He works against vampires and other such supernatural forces.

Is Hellsing being made into a movie?

Here’s what the John Wick director, Derek Kolstad said giving us a clear hint about his upcoming project,

Hellsing', Adapting Manga into film by Amazon and Derek Kolstad

“Ever since my brother introduced me to the Hellsing manga and anime some years ago, I’ve been obsessed with adapting it(sic).”

“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(sic).” 

According to the reports of Deadline, Mike Callaghan will produce the film. In an interview he 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(sic).”

“Kouta Hirano’s gonzo reimagining of the Dracula-Van Helsing mythology is exhilarating. A quirky mashup of action and horror that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. We are incredibly excited to partner with Brian and Fred at Automatik. And that Amazon is on board to help us bring the wit and madness of ‘Hellsing’ to life on screen(sic).”

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'Hellsing', Adapting Manga into film by Amazon

Amazon Studios is all set to bring in this live-action movie teaming up with Derek Kolstad. The film will be co-produced by Reuben Liber of Ranger 7 Films. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger of Automatik, and Jason Lust of Soluble Fish Productions.

Till date, there is no update as to whom the makers will approach for casting. The starcast has yet not been finalized. So is the release date. All we know is that, the much-loved Manga series is soon to be launched in the Amazon streaming platform. Till then all we do is wait patiently.

Stay with Stanford Arts Review for all the latest updates.

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