John Wick Writer Is Bringing Horror Anime, “Hellsing” To Amazon

HELLSING is the next manga/anime series in line to recieve a live-action adaptation! This news comes courtesy of Deadline, where they also anounced that the screenwriter of the John Wick series—Derek Kolstad—is attatched to the project. The Hellsing movie will be an Amazon Studios original.⁣

Kolstad commented about his involvment lwith the project…⁣

“Ever since my brother introduced me to the Hellsing manga and anime some years ago, I’ve been obsessed with adapting it…damn, dude this is a dream.”⁣

The Hellsing series chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization as it combats vampires, ghouls, and other supernatural foes who threaten England. The individual chapters were subsequently collected and published in 10 tankōbon volumes by Shōnen Gahōsha. The series was licensed for English language release in North America by Dark Horse Comics. From 2001 to 2009, Hirano released a 6-chapter prequel series, Hellsing: The Dawn.

Hellsing is named after and centered around the Royal Order of Protestant Knights originally led by Abraham Van Helsing. The mission of Hellsing is to search for and destroy the undead and other supernatural forces of evil that threaten the queen and the country. This organization is currently led by Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, who inherited the leadership of Hellsing as a child after the death of her father. She witnessed his death which turned her from a once innocent and shy little girl to a tough and deadly force. She is protected by the faithful Hellsing family butler Walter C. Dornez, a deadly foe in his own right, and Alucard, the original and most powerful vampire, who swore loyalty to the Hellsing family after being defeated by Van Helsing one hundred years before the story takes place. These formidable guardians are joined early on in the storyline by former police officer Seras Victoria, whom Alucard turned into a vampire.

The series has some spectacular fights, tons of gore, and lots of horrific vampire action. I can’t wait to see this in love action!

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