A live-action film adaptation of Kouta Hirano
manga is in development, according to entertainment website Deadline on Thursday. Derek Kolstad (John Wick
) is collaborating with Amazon Studios as a screenwriter and producer for the film.
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Upgrade
) and Fred Berger (Honey Boy
) from Automatik, Mike Callaghan (Circle
) and Reuben Liber (Extraction
) from Ranger 7 Films, and Jason Lust (Buena Vista Social Club: Adiós
) from Soluble Fish Productions are producing the film with Kolstad.
Gemma Levinson (Deadpool
), Tetsu Fujimura (Ghost in the Shell
live-action), India Osborne (The House That Jack Built
), Pierre Buffin (Bill & Ted: Face the Music
), and Jason Speer (Wakefield
) are serving as executive producers.
For centuries, many secret organizations have taken part in exterminating various types of dangerous monsters. One of them is the England-based Hellsing, run by its cunning leader, Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing. Her greatest hunter, and trump card, is Alucard, an unbeatable vampire genetically modified by her father. Despite him being one of "them," he swore to be her protector and servant.
A new crisis begins and with the help of Seras Victoria, his recently turned vampire partner, Alucard has to uncover the truth behind the mysterious vampire attacks. Not every human is bound to be his ally in this battle, and he will not hesitate to kill anyone who stands in his way. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hirano serialized the action horror manga in Young King OURs
from May 1997 to September 2008. Shounen Gahousha published the tenth and final volume in March 2009. Dark Horse Comics licensed the manga in English and released all ten volumes between December 2003 and May 2010.
adapted the manga into a television anime
that aired in 13 episodes in Fall 2001. A 10-episode original video animation
by animation studios Satelight
, and Graphinica
ran from February 2006 to December 2012.