The action-horror manga Hellsing is headed to the big screen, Deadline has announced, with Amazon Studios developing an adaptation being penned by Derek Kolstad (John Wick)!
The feature will bring Kouta Hirano‘s Japanese manga into the world of live-action. The manga was previously turned into anime series’ “Hellsing” and “Hellsing Ultimate.”
“Ever since my brother introduced me to the Hellsing manga and anime some years ago, I’ve been obsessed with adapting it,” Kolstad said in a statement shared by Deadline today.
“Hellsing re-imagines Dracula as Alucard, a special agent bound to The Hellsing Organization, under the leadership of Integra Hellsing, great-granddaughter of Abraham Van Hellsing, to aid them in their mission to protect England and the world from vampires, ghouls, and other supernatural threats. The manga also focuses on Hellsing’s newest recruit, a female ex-police officer named Seras Victoria.”
Mike Callaghan of production company Ranger 7 Films 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 re-imagining of the Dracula-Van Helsing mythology is an exhilarating, 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.”