HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY
Guillermo del Toro
EXT. MANHATTAN STREETS - NIGHT 1
MANHATTAN. 10.30 P.M.
Park Avenue in mid-December. On the lampposts, Xmas lights
sparkle over streets slick with slush and rain. Limousines
line up for a public function.
2 EXT. BLACKWOOD BUILDING - NIGHT 2
BLACKWOOD'S AUCTION HOUSE
Under black umbrellas, wealthy men and women exit the limos
and enter a stately ten-story building. On the facade, a
sign reads: TONIGHT - TREASURES OF PRE-CHRISTIAN EUROPE.
A SHADOWY FIGURE lurks in an alley near the corner. His
features are hidden by a broad-brimmed hat. He watches as-
The guests present gleaming, golden invitations to the
security people at the door.
(in Elvish, subtitled)
I'll go up first. You'll enter from below-
He addresses WINK, an eight-foot tall TROLL with grey skin
and a huge scar over his left, empty, eye socket. His right
hand is missing and he sports a heavy IRON MACE instead. A
plume of breath escapes from his brutish mouth.
SHADOWY FIGURE (CONT'D)
And remember Wink-
Don't be shy.
He extends his arms and with a swoop, he climbs the wall,
up, up, like a bat. Five floors up...
3 INT. SALES ROOM - NIGHT
CAMERA lingers on the bloated features of a stone FERTILITY
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Pre-Celtic votive sculpture is in granite
and has been dated circa 700 B.C.
Like the guests, the AUCTIONEER is dressed in formal wear.
TV MONITORS display the image of the statue so the bidders
can have a closer look.
We'll open the bidding at two hundred
A DISTINGUISHED BUYER raises his hand-
Two hundred and seventy-five, and... we
have three hundred, thank you Mr. Van
Hausen - Three hundred thousand once-
A FEMALE BIDDER raise her hand-
And Three hundred and fifty thousand,
thank you Mrs. Bernstein-
As the auction carries on, a STEWARD leaves the room and
heads down -
4 INT. CORRIDOR - NIGHT 4
-a darkened corridor where other STEWARDS wheel auction lots
to and from the sales room.
The STEWARD notices an open window at the end of the
corridor. He leans out and looks down. Ten stories below - a
Suddenly, he sees the SHADOWY FIGURE above the window frame,
clinging to the smooth granite wall!!
What the h-
Quick as lightning, the SHADOWY FIGURE covers the steward's
mouth. When he withdraws his hand, the steward's mouth has
The Shadowy Figure grabs the hapless man by the lapels,
hauling him outside and dangling him over the void.
Far below: a spiked wrought-iron fence.
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A silent human- almost as good as a dead
He releases the STEWARD, who falls-
Flailing in utter silence. All the way. Onto the fence.
The Figure slips through the window and moves into the-
5 INT. SALES ROOM - CONTINUOUS
And now, for our next item. Lot #777.
Two STEWARDS wheel in an oaken box and open it. Nestled in
maroon velvet is an eight-inch, ornately decorated arc of
A once-in-lifetime opportunity. For the
first time in auction. A piece of the
Royal Crown of Bethmoora... A precious
artifact dating from the Atrebatean
period. Exquisite workmanship in 24 carat
The lights flicker briefly, provoking MURMURS from the
Please- please- ladies and gentlemen...
may I have your attention. As I was
saying, observe the fanciful creatures
adorning the outer surface, figures from
a lost mythology...
The lights go out completely. From the sudden darkness, the
Shadowy Figure speaks up.
Lost- ? Not at all. Forgotten by you
perhaps, but very much alive.
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A few emergency lights come on, revealing The Shadowy
Figure, who walks down the aisle to confront the auctioneer.
Sir, would you please identify yourself?
I see no badge or-
Shall we just say that I am the rightful
owner of this piece?
He seizes the artifact. The auctioneer grabs a phone and
hits a button.
(to a Steward)
Security- Call Security-
This is an outrage- An-
The SHADOWY FIGURE reaches into his pockets and throws a
handful of seeds at the Auctioneer's feet.
KRRRRR-K the seeds sprout into massive, thick branches and
roots and instantly engulfing the Auctioneer amidst coils of
wooden branches, crushing him. They grow and grow until they
crack the ceiling!!
Soon the Auctioneer disappears, and in its place stands a
compact, twisted tree. Tiny creatures emerge from its
branches and crawl around the trunk.
CRASH!!!!! Four SECURITY GUARDS come flying through the side
doors and land in the aisles with a THUD!!! The spectators
WINK walks in. He carries two large IRON BOXES on his back.
On the sides of the boxes A ROYAL SEAL, embossed in the
People cower in the corners, SCREAMING in terror and
WINK shrugs the iron boxes to the floor with a CLANG!!!!
Inside them, little clawed THINGS are scrabbling - mewling,
fast and hungry!!
At the Shadowy Figure's signal, the troll opens the cages...
and the people's SCREAMS redouble.
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May this remind you all why you once
feared the dark...
A multitude of eyes glint in the darkness, rows and rows of
tiny teeth shine greedily. They lunge at CAMERA.
6 EXT. BPRD HEADQUARTERS - NIGHT 6
Guards with German Shepherds patrol the fence line.
Searchlights sweep the surrounding woods.
Super: BUREAU FOR PARANORMAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
TRENTON, N.J. 10.08 P.M.
7 INT. BROOM'S LIBRARY - NIGHT 7
A Christmas tree glows next to the fireplace; Mozart is
playing on the aquarium's underwater speakers. Floating in
warm water on a cloud of bubbles is ABE SAPIEN, lost in the
A blurry figure approaches and raps a ring finger against
the tank: It's TOM MANNING, chief FBI liaison to the BPRD.
Looking dyspeptic, he presses a folder against the glass:
Hey, Fishstick- We gotta talk.
$ INT. FREAK CORRIDOR - NIGHT 8
As they walk down the hall, manning shows Abe.
Look at that- Each photo costs a fortune
to suppress. And then, naturally, they
pop up on the net.
CAMERA moves in on Abe's breathing apparatus. It's sleek,
more modern, fitting snugly to his gills and neck. His
goggles are new, too.
He examines a photo of Hellboy bounding down a city street,
brandishing his mighty, high-caliber Samaritan. He's looking
straight at the camera lens.
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Oh, Lord- He's smiling in this one.
I know- It's not just the money. It's the
provocation. This is asking for trouble.
Manning leans close to a voice-recognition security mike.
He enunciates each syllable perfectly, then turns to Abe.
-is out of control. And I think it's all
deliberate on his part.
He hates me.
Layers of steel doors trundle open in sequence.
No, he doesn't. He's just- enthusiastic.
As they approach HB's room...
How are things between him and Liz?
Oh, you know. The usual. Since they moved
in together- Good days and bad.
On cue, the concrete wall explodes!'.! A massive BALL OF FIRE
swings the final steel door open, almost tearing it off its
Then again, there are the really bad days-
Manning and Abe cower behind a pillar. Once the explosion
dies away- Hellboy's revealed, lying on the floor, his back
smoking and in flames.
Oh, hi Blue- Manning-
He puts out a small flame on his forearm and steps into the
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(yelling at Liz)
Well- I'm not afraid of you! You hear??
Abe and Manning peek inside-
9 INT. HELLBOY'S ROOM - CONTINUOUS 9
HB stumbles around the rubble, wreathed in smoke. He holds a
bunch of blackened LPs and 8-track cassettes.
(yelling at Liz)
Look- I have one rule! One- "Don't touch
my stuff -"
Liz appears, shimmering in a halo of blue flame.
HB's pulls a few LP albums out of the garbage bin.
You have the same album on CD, LP and an
8 track- An 8 track!!!
You can't listen to Al Green on a CD!!
You just can't!! Oh, and 8 track was the
way to go- one day mankind will realize
What about me? I need some space! Not
much, but just enough to find- to find-
She flares up, losing control...
Is that what this is about?? Your
toothbrush's right there, behind you-
There- there- with the cat food!!
Wrinkling her nose in disgust, Liz plucks a toothbrush from
a heap of spilled cat kibble.
Damn it, Red- there's no room for me
here. You can't just act like-
Suddenly, the alarm SOUNDS. Hellboy is elated.
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Oh, heavenly bells are ringing!
10 INT. GARAGE WEAPONS AREA, BPRD - NIGHT
Surrounded by racks of weapons, Abe, Hellboy and Liz suit
Tight-lipped and grumpy, Liz dons black army pants and a
leather jacket. She jams an automatic handgun into her
They move into a vast garage, big as a stadium. It houses a
fleet of planes, cars, boats, helicopters and tanks.
They load weapons and ammo on board their usual
transport/mobile quarters - a GARBAGE TRUCK.
The perfect gentleman, Hellboy holds the door open for Liz.
The truck interior has been refurbished with more high-tech
As the engine starts and the headlights blaze...
- NIGHT 11
11 EXT. EAST SIDE AUCTION HOUSE
The cops have surrounded the building and helicopters hover
12 EXT. NEARBY ALLEY - NIGHT
The BPRD garbage truck pulls to stop.
13 INT. GARBAGE TRUCK - NIGHT
Completely refurbished, with a BANK OF MONITORS and a large
digital WORLD MAP, tracking each Paranormal.
Oh, Jeez- did you see the crowds?
He offers HB a couple of cigars and lights one for him.
This is midtown Manhattan... Will you
promise to be careful? You'll use
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Piece of cake. In and out... no one will
see me. You have my word-
A sarcastic guffaw from Liz.
I can be discreet if I want to be-
They exit the truck and enter the building. Manning sighs.
14 TNT. SALES ROOM - NIGHT 14
A BPRD agent (AGENT MUDD), Abe and Liz move into the big,
dark sales room, past a jumble of overturned chairs. They
use plasma-screen night-vision scanners to survey the
No one here. No survivors. No bodies.
15 TNT. CORRIDOR - SAME 15
Two agents lead the way down the adjacent hallway. Hellboy
follows, a few feet behind.
HB trains his flashlight on a fallen display case. Broken
Same story here, babe-
(on the intercom)
Don't call me babe-
I said "Abe"- I'm sorry- wrong channel-
Hellboy falls back to talk privately on the intercom.
(on the intercom)
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When we get home... I'm gonna clean the
place up; okay? Even the bathroom.
That's not the problem and you know it.
What? You want to get rid of the cats?
You can't mean that-
No. That's not the problem either-
Not now, for God's sake!
16 INT. SALES ROOM - SAME 16
Abe, Liz and Agent Mudd fan out, moving cautiously toward
the auctioneer's overturned podium.
Abe discovers an empty cage... and on the iron door, the
embossed ROYAL SEAL. Abe hears a high-pitched chitter-
chatter and looks around: Nothing.
Red- I'm afraid I do detect some activity-
As the agent and Liz inspect the other iron cages, he
extends his webbed fingers.
What kind of creature?
17 INT. CORRIDOR - SAME 17
There's more than one-?
He hears a scratching noise.
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(on the intercom)
More- Many more-
How many- ten-?
No. Maybe a hundred- or two-
As HB nears a wall, it bulges and splits open!! The ceiling
cracks, too. He hurriedly loads a pair of lever-action
18 INT. SALES ROOM - SAME 18
They're all around us-
Sounds of MOVEMENT from burrowing, unseen creatures-
What are they???
Uh- If I'm right, we should leave now and
ask for backup.
19 EXT. EAST SIDE AUCTION HOUSE - NIGHT 19
Manning is holding forth in a sidewalk press conference.
The situation is completely under
control. Earlier tonight, customs agents
discovered a few illegally imported
items. This caused a minor confrontation.
The reporters go wild with questions.
Federal agents have now taken over the
premises. We ask that you all step back-
Manning basks in the flashbulb glow and acknowledges a
pretty young REPORTER.
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20 TNT. CORRIDOR - NIGHT 20
Plaster spills from widening cracks in the wall. Hellboy
shoots, blowing open a massive hole.
He peeks inside-
Small bodies burrow away like moles.
What are they-? Abe?
21 INT. INTERCUT - SALES ROOM/CORRIDOR - SAME 21
Abe finds a human femur, wet and gnawed.
Ah, I knew it.
They're vicious and cruel and-
The floor ripples with activity.
Have you noticed the floor??
Uh- thick rug, deep pile, light brown-
Red- there is no rug-
Hellboy lifts his foot, realizing he's been walking on an
inch-thick layer of- ahem- poo.
These things have a very active
metabolism. They, um- excrete as soon as
they eat and then need to eat some more.
There are no corpses 'cause there are no
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Spit it out, brother blue. What are they?
22 INT. SALES ROOM - SAME 22
Damn it Abe, just tell us!
Okay, then- They're- um- tooth fairies.
Abe, c'mon- cut the crap.
She checks her boots, sticky with poo-
Third century, the Teutoburg forest.
Famished. They feed on calcium-
And they do go for the teeth first. How
do you think they got that name "Tooth
Liz senses movement in the darkness. She holds out her hand
and starts a small fire on her palm.
She pans it like a torch, firelight sweeping the darkness-
23 INT. CORRIDOR - SAME 23
Agent MARBLE comes upon a lonely little creature peeping out
from a crack in the wall. It's about 9 inches high, with
olive skin and almond-shaped eyes gleaming in the half-
light. It whimpers softly.
Hey, this guy is cute -i.
He reaches out to touch it.
Are you scared, buddy?
Across the room Hellboy sees the Agent nearing the Fairy.
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The thing SNARLS, leaps and sinks its tiny teeth into
MARBLE's finger. Then it dives under MARBLE's shirt and goes
MARBLE gasps and drops his gun. Dozens of creatures emerge
from the crack on the wall and crawl into Marble's clothing.
Gasping, he tears open his shirt as claws and teeth dig
in.. ribs crack... blood spurts. The agent falls.
24 INT. SALES ROOM - SAME 24
Liz lights up both hands, illuminating a surging tidal wave
of hungry critters that engulfs the room, gnawing at the
wallpaper, the furniture!
The things sweep over Agent Mudd, ripping into him like
25 INT. CORRIDOR - SAME 25
Hellboy protects the other agent, but he feels the things
swarming over him, reaching for his lips and ears...
Bellowing in disgust, he fires his shotguns, splattering
dozens of creatures onto the walls.
Every blast, however, reveals a buzzing, hungry mass pouring
from the walls. HB claws at dozens more, which cling to him
like baby monkeys.
26 INT. SALES ROOM - CONTINUOUS 26
The room is awash with hissing creatures, crawling over the
iron cages. For an awful moment, no sign of Liz or Abe.
In reply, he hears a faint scream. He bats at the things
with the SHOTGUN, wading further into the room.
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Liz!! Where are you - ?!
He sees a horde of little beasts gnawing at the metal bars
of a cage...
.Liz cowering inside. Hellboy just has time to look deep
into her eyes. A quick moment of silent communion.
Do it, Liz, do it!!!
And Liz obeys. Closing her eyes she-
The fire's not my enemy. It is part of me-
-gets covered by a gentle film of blue flame.
He takes refuge as-
It is mine-
-the gentle flame blooms into a cloud of fire. Liz goes
27 EXT. AUCTION HOUSE - NIGHT 27
A ball of fire erupts from an upstairs balcony. The crowd
and reporters look up, amazed.
Evidently we have a- gas pocket-
The reporters stampede towards the explosion, leaving
Manning alone and fuming.
Hey guys, hey guys, come back!!
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„, ,• 2 8 INT. SALES ROOM - NIGHT
Hellboy stomps down hard, popping some creatures, bashing
others with the butt of his shotgun. As flames leap up, the
things regroup and renew their attack.
Liz and Abe run for the stairs.
Red, Red, this way-
Hellboy kicks the critters away, shooting again and again.
No- I'll deal with them- NOW.
He dumps his backpack and pulls out a belt full of VULCAN 66
grenades. Holds it high.
Vulcan 66, boys! Come and get 'em-
Liz and Abe take cover on the stairs. They see Hellboy
luring the tooth fairies toward the windows overlooking the
As the creatures climb onto him, he pulls the pins on all
grenades. Soon he's a mass of swarming, gnarly fairies and
No, Red- Not there! Move away from the-
K-B00000MMMMMM`IN!!!!!!!!! A massive explosion-
29 TNT / EXT - AUCTION HOUSE 29
Like a cannonball, HB flies out the upper floor window.
A ball of flame, he arcs downward, covered in fighting,
Below, the onlookers scatter as the massive Red Giant lands
in their midst, cracking the pavement.
30 INT. SALES ROOM - SAME
Liz and Abe go to the window and look down. A TV CAMERA LENS
ZOOMS IN ON THEM BOTH.
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(into her radio)
HB?? HB?? Are you alright??
31 EXT. SIDEWALK - NIGHT 31
The crowd is screaming. Half a dozen smoldering fairies
climb out of the smoking crater and snarl at the crowd.
People shrink back in horror. One of the hungry critters
jumps at a woman but-
BLAM!! Hellboy shoots it in mid-air, then calmly and
efficiently shoots its fellows.
Finally, he plucks one last creature off his coat. He holds
it up by the tail, like a rodent.
Manning hurries forward, witness to his worst nightmare. A
sea of camera flashes explodes on a grinning Hellboy.
(looks at Manning)
Gee whiz, Manning-
I guess we're out now.
32 CREDITS 32
Behind the CREDITS are caballistic engravings suggesting the
power, size and weapons of a mystic, mechanical GOLDEN ARMY.
33 EXT. ABANDONED RAILYARD - NIGHT 33
WEST SIDE RAILYARDS. MIDNIGHT
Demolition has begun on abandoned factories and rail sheds
around an old ROUNDHOUSE. A sign reads: COMING NEXT SUMMER,
THREE POINTS SHOPPING MALL.
CAMERA BOOMS DOWN to a guard shack.
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34 INT. GUARD SHACK - NIGHT 34
Guard 1 watches TV. HB is on the screen, surrounded by press
Check it out. That guy's make-up is so
fake. I mean, come on, solid red-
Guard 2 is cleaning his gun.
And what's with his forehead? Is that
He looks out the window and sees the THE SHADOWY FIGURE
standing by the gates.
GUARD 2 (CONT'D)
Hey, we got us a wino.
He grabs his nightstick and steps outside.
35 EXT. RAILYARD - NIGHT
Waving his nightstick, Guard 2 approaches the intruder.
Their elongated shadows loom up above them on a brick wall.
Hey- buddy- get the-
The THE SHADOWY FIGURE whirls and drops his coat. He
unsheathes a long, thin sword, slicing the air around the
The guard's shadow in the background is cut into three parts
36 INT. GUARD SHACK - NIGHT
Guard 1 tunes in a game show. Looks outside-
-no sign of his buddy. Behind him, at the window, WINK
appears. Its MASSIVE ARM punches through the wall and hauls
off the GUARD and then slams his massive IRON MACE down!!!
BAMMKM ! ! ! !
THE SHADOWY FIGURE wipes off his sword over the crumpled
remains of Guard 2. Screams and bone crunching can be heard.
WINK emerges from behind the shack.
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Effortlessly, the SHADOWY FIGURE vaults the chainlink fence
and walks into the roundhouse. WINK smashes the fence and
follows him through.
37 INT. ROUNDHOUSE - NIGHT 37
A few pigeons flutter through a forest of steel pillars.
Radiant fingers of moonlight shine on the old train tracks.
THE SHADOWY FIGURE and WINK stop as a dozen ROYAL GUARDS in
helmets and light armor march out from a tunnel.
After a pause, a CHAMBERLAIN joins them. He bows low in a
show of respect for the Shadowy Figure.
Prince Nuada- He awaits you- Please,
follow me, Sire.
38 INT. TUNNEL - NIGHT 38
The Chamberlain leads the way down a tunnel lined with more
guards. The armed men surround the Prince as they stop at an
The Prince prepares to unsheathe his sword- WINK growls.
I beg you, your majesty. Before entering
the chamber you surrender your sword.
I will not.
Then, I regret to say, you may not see
your father. It is the protocol, sire.
For peasant and prince alike. Please- for
the last time- surrender your sword.
A tense beat and then the Prince relents.
The guards accept his weapon, carefully pat him down-
Mr. Wink however- cannot dispose of his
weapon. He will wait here-
WINK snorts as the Prince is finally escorted through a
huge, rusting iron door.
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39 INT. MACHINE SHOP - NIGHT 39
An abandoned machine shop functions as a council chamber.
High-ranking heads of outlandish MAGICK FAMILIES are there:
goblins, trolls, dwarves and elves.
At the center sits KING BALOR The One-armed King of Elfland
and, behind him, the willowy, beautiful PRINCESS NUALA, the
Both on the King's chest and her own, a large golden piece
dangles from a chain.
Nuala's resemblance to the Prince is uncanny, down to the
fine scars marring their perfect faces. They're YING and
YANG, almost the same being.
The Prince eyes the doors closing behind him. The armed
guards watch his every move.
He bows his head and kneels.
(eyes the Princess)
The KING gestures for him to rise.
Why have you done this??
His voice trembles with anger.
The Prince looks at him, defiant.
I have returned from exile to set us
free. All of us, Father- And to reclaim
what has been taken from our people. The
land and the freedom that is rightfully
No- You have broken a truce that has
lasted for centuries.
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A shameful truce, worth nothing. How can
you abide it? How- ? They have no respect
for themselves, their Gods or the earth-
And they scorn us- every time they raise
a dead, cold building, destroy a forest,
or take more land-
The PRINCESS then steps forward.
What they do is in their nature. We must
honor our side of the agreement-
Look at this place. Is this where you
Is this how we are to live?? Amidst their
filth, in their rubble??? Picking at
scraps from their table??? Where is the
honor in that??
And what would your solution be-? War?
It may just be that our days are ended...
It may be- but we will not go quiet. We
will not fade like this. Better to burn
than fade away... And for this...
Prince Nuada looks around, locking eyes with the heads of
.we'll need the help of the Good... the
Bad... and the Worst-
He brings out the gold artifact from the auction. Holds it
The crowds GASPS. The King instinctively covers the
companion piece hanging from his chest as a medallion.
No- you cannot be that mad-
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Yes. I am.
This is the path you wish to take?
Knowing the cost?
Yes, Father- it is.
The King takes the Princess' hand and mournfully lowers his
Then, I am sorry my son- you leave me no
(looks at his guards)
His two PRAETORIAN GUARDS unsheathe their swords.
I agree. Death it is-
And the guards turn toward the king and stab him. The
Princess screams. The Prince looks away as the old monarch
tumbles from his throne, dead. The heads of the clans try to
flee, but are kept at bay by the other guards.
Hear me all!!! There are some amongst you
that have already seen the light-
(he nears the guards)
Seen the future...
The PRAETORIAN GUARDS cover his back as he leans forward to
his Father"s corpse and snatches the medallion.
As for you- You may join us in our quest
or die now-
His gaze is fierce, inspired. He joins the pieces together,
they fuse and interconnect through the magical equivalent of
NANOTECHNOLOGY. Minute gears and hooks join the pieces
seamlessly into an almost complete CROWN. The Prince raises
All of those in favor, make it known.
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All of the family heads sheepishly bow their heads, then
Good- I see the council is as brave as
it's always been...
And now, my sister-
The Prince looks around and sees that his sister is gone.
He pushes through the mob, pulling his guards to the door.
Find her- Find her-
His minions surge into the tunnels.
40 TNT. TUNNEL MAZE - NIGHT 40
Clutching the medallion on her chest , the Princess runs
down a tunnel. A CROWD gathers behind her, chasing her as
she zig-zags from tunnel to tunnel.
With perfect calm, she ducks into a niche, then slides down
She lands in a stone chamber lined with bookshelves.
41 INT. PRINCESS CHAMBER - DAY 41
The Princess rushes to a small cabinet. She grabs an
ancient, leather-bound tome.
She turns to leave, but a horde of TROLLS rushes and quickly
surrounds her. One of the beasts swings a heavy, rusty
It opens a gash in the princess' left arm-
42 INT. TUNNEL 1 - DAY 42
The Prince, rushing through the tunnel with the PRAETORIAN
GUARDS, suddenly doubles over, cursing. Blood pours from a
wound in his left arm.
No- no- you fools-
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43 INT. PRINCESS CHAMBER - SAME 43
As another troll lifts his sword high-
YRDRIG, a hellhound the size of a tank, jumps out from an
alcove. He has multiple heads, all of them ferocious. In
seconds, he's upon the TROLLS.
Each of his many mouths tears into green flesh, lifting and
shaking the helpless monsters like rag dolls.
The Princess slips through a secret door.
44 INT. TUNNEL 2 -- SAME 44
The Prince and his guards rush through the tunnels, as troll
screams echo off the walls.
When they finally-
45 INT. PRINCESS CHAMBER - SAME 45
-reach the Princess' chamber, it's too late.
Dead and dying TROLLS lie in a heap on the floor.
The Prince finds no sign of his sister. He clutches his
46 INT. HELLBOY'S ROOM - DAY 46
Liz sprawls on a sofa, watching the 20-odd TV monitors in
Hellboy's room. All the news channels feature footage of
Heliboy's "outing" the night before.
HB is grinning at the camera. Now he's signing an autograph!
HELLBOY ON TV
Yes- yes- I'd say I am that strong- I've
fought many creatures over the years but
none as strong as me-
He winks at camera. Liz rolls her eyes.
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Hellboy plunks himself down next to her, popping a can of
I think I did good. And I looked good,
don't you think, Liz?
Abe stands behind them, juggling a dozen remote controls.
Look- there's Manning...
He raises the volume as Manning is shown, surrounded by
MANNING ON TV
Evidently we have a- gas pocket-
A gas pocket??!! Ha-! I love it.
The door opens. Manning is there, holding a plastic box
overflowing with mail.
Disgusted, Manning turns off the TV's.
Aw- this is a disaster! A disaster- you
hear?? Worse than Cheney with a shotgun.
Only Liz handled herself with any
(glancing at HB)
No one asked me anything.
Manning pulls a fistful of mail out and tosses it on a
Don't bother starting a fan club. It's
trending five to one against us.
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(glances at some letters)
Polls- protests- hate mail-
Liz grabs a few letters and scans them.
"Unwelcome species... mongrelizing...
lower orders... ungodly freaks..."
She glares at Hellboy.
Ungodly freaks-? Us?
You really did it this time- I'm under
But so are you- As of today, there's a
new team leader.
New - ? What?
Yes- You heard me. A new team leader.
We're to meet him at the conference room
(looks at his watch)
47 INT. SECURITY POUND BPRD - SAME 47
The SECURITY POUND is row after row of stacked cages, each
one imprisoning a different CREATURE. BPRD AGENTS patrol the
pens, feeding the occupants, cleaning the pans-
HB looks at Manning, who is edgy and nervous.
What's the matter, Manning?? Don't you
trust me anymore?
Oh- I never did- But after last night,
Washington wants a new public face for
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What about me? What's wrong with my
Or mine??? The press loves me!! But now
you've ruined it all-
But, who-? Who is this guy?
How would I know? Evidently, he's quite
the big shot-
(he reads a file)
His name is Johann Kraus-
Akkk- Kraus??? He's German-
-a physical medium, head of the European
branch of the BPRD-
You know I have a problem with Germans-
-a Doctor in Philosophy and Occult
Practice from the University of Munich
and a very eloquent speaker-
-Germans make me nervous-
I guess they need a nice open face- A
face people can trust.
Finally, next to steel cage, they meet-
JOHANN KRAUS: about 6' tall, dressed in a canvas containment
suit full of tubes and taps. His hands are encased in thick
latex gloves with exit valves at the fingertips and his
. Oh, my God-
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.is a translucent glass bubble, full of gas!
He is studying a drawing of the royal seal we saw on the
Johann approaches Liz. He takes her hand and bows.
Johann Kraus, at your service.
His unearthly voice is velvety and warm. Almost soothing.
Liz smiles. Hellboy glowers as Kraus' fishbowl head turns
(whispers to manning)
That's an open face for you...
48 INT. CONTAINMENT AREA - DAY 48
Johann pulls out one of the dead, singed Fairies. Hellboy
and the others gather around him.
Poor things, bought and sold on the black
market. Smuggled in tight, cramped cages.
Let's see what they can remember-
Memory gets pretty sketchy after you die-
-but maybe I can be of help-
Nudges Abe and starts fishing for an amulet.
Oh, no, no- No amulets are required.
He adjusts the valves at the tips of his fingers and
approaches the lock.
What are you doing?
I can inhabit inanimate things: organic,
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A PROTOPLASMIC emanation seeps out from his fingertips,
slightly deflating his body. The tendrils enter the-
I can briefly take control of entities,
both mechanical and organic and
reactivate their neural system-
The "dead" Fairy snarls and bares its teeth at Hellboy. Two
more do the same from another pen.
(points at Hellboy)
You scare him-
The fairy blabbers furiously while glaring at HB.
(leering at it)
Whaddayawant??? You chewed off the tip of
my tail- Yes, you-
Rough translation: He says you are rude,
brutish and not too bright-
More high-pitched jabbering...
Johann replaces the little fairy in the holding pen.
Enough. it seems our little friend here
remembers a noise. A very peculiar noise
in the last place where his cage was
traded: market sounds-
The troll market- ?
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Exactly, Miss Sherman.
The Fairy starts babbling uncontrollably and grows pale and
Jeez- your buddy there doesn't look too
I'm losing my grip on its limbic system-
He feels nauseous. I'm afraid he's about
Wow- You have that effect on me too.
The Fairy's cheekbones hollow and it finally collapses.
Ectoplasm escapes its body and regroups at Johan's
How can we find the Troll market??? Its
location has been a source of speculation
Yes, well- Trolls dwell under bridges-
And Vladimir Vanya 18th century occultist-
places it under Washington Bridge
We've looked there before-- Staked it out
Yes, but this time I have asked for a
very special piece of equipment-
He moves in to a large crate marked "Lot 336"
"336" The schufftein glasses??
On loan from the Smithsonian. Plus we
have this clue-
He produces the sketch of the ROYAL SEAL.
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In my mind we have enough to go by- Any
Abe is about to ask something when, abruptly, Hellboy raises
Yes- what is it?
If you're really German- how come you
don't have a funny accent?
Get ready. We are on the move.
49 INT. GARAGE AREA / DRESSING LOCKER ROOMS
Hellboy is suiting up. Liz and Abe do the same.
What a moron!! "We are on the move" He
thinks he's so hot!! We've been looking
for that place for years and we've never
(looks at Abe)
You said so-
Abe pulls out TWO headsets of COMPOSITE GOGGLES, made of
copper and glass, full of buzzing and whirring pieces. He
tries it on.
Get used to it. He might be here for good-
He has a nice voice.
Yes, very commanding, very soothing.
I think he's a jerk.
I like him.
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Well, then you're a jerk, too. "The
brains of the operation-" give me a
They head towards the garbage truck. Manning, Abe and
are waiting there.
I think you feel threatened...
Hellboy stays behind- thinking- thinking real hard.
50 EXT. WASHINGTON BRIDGE - NIGHT 50
The Garbage truck and a few other BPRD vehicles crossthe
Washington Bridge on the way to CHINATOWN.
SIGN: WASHINGTON BRIDGE 21.00 HOURS
51 INT. GARBAGE TRUCK LAB - NIGHT 51
Hellboy rides in silence- still thinking hard- then.
Ha! Me? Threatened??
Glaring, at Liz:
By whom? By him??
Not just him- this whole thing you did.
The TV- the reporters-
I did that?
Yes, Red- absolutely. 'Cause you did it
without thinking- You just wanted to be
in the public's eye- well- you're there-
but so are we.
Hey- We got some hate mail.
We'll deal with it. Together.
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He comes closer to her.
Something else bothering you-?
Liz nods quietly.
So- Tell me about it-
I will, but not now- I'm sorry if- I-
I don't like being watched. I never have.
I feel like a freak only if someone's
Suddenly: Angry YELLS... then fists pounding the walls and
The doors open and they are inundated by reporters and TV
CREWS and cameras and flashes. There are, literally,
hundreds of them. This time from all over the world: Japan,
52 EXT. WATERFRONT, BROOKLYN BRIDGE - NIGHT 52
Agents cordon off the street with yellow tape, holding the
press at bay. As the truck rolls by, hordes of bystanders
push forward, hoping for a glimpse of Hellboy.
Some of them chase run alongside the vehicle, carrying
May I suggest that tonight you refrain
from signing autographs.
It's the garbage truck. It makes the
wrong statement. About who we are.
You think that's what this is about?
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53 EXT. BROOKLYN BRIDGE - DOCKS - NIGHT 53
The truck stops near other official vehicles. Overhead, the
soaring roadbed of the Brooklyn Bridge.
At the sight of the BPRD team, some protestors throw eggs.
Hellboy shields Liz from the barrage.
C'mon- show us your powers-
Oh- No, no, no, it's not a parlor trick.
What are you, a mermaid??
Oh, goodness, no- I-
You say you can read things- things about
people- so read me- c'mon- read me-
The crowd of reporters and onlookers laughs and applauds.
REPORTER 2 (CONT'D)
What do you see?
Very well, if you insist.
(webbed hand on reporter's chest)
You... keep... a large, battery-operated
vibrating egg by your bedside...
A shrieking CAMERA CREW runs up loaded with video equipment.
You! Demon-man! Will you take a DNA test?
It's "Hellboy" not "Demon-man"-
One of the projectiles hits him. The crowd roars. Hellboy
gazes back at them- seething.
Let me take care of this.
Johann bravely confronts the news teams and the crowd.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Johann
Kraus and I beg you to allow us-
(interrupted by catcalls)
-Please, we need space to work- please-
The REPORTERS bombard him with questions. He signals for
In due time- very soon- we will provide
all the answers you require, all the
whos, whys and wherefors- But for now-
An egg hits him in the face- hard. The crowd roars-
He gets ready to pummel the crowd. Liz stops him.
Shh! Give him a chance...
-it's been a long... long time... for
many decades really, that the BPRD has
served you- all of you... in silence. We
have waged an unknown war - but a very
real one. Heroes have died unrewarded and
unrecognized so that you might go about
your daily life. To work, to marry, to
bid your children goodnight.
Little by little, the crowd grows quiet.
In exchange, we have been consigned to
the lies and racist innuendo of the
tabloids. And there we have lived without
complaint - until now.
Johann's speech is replayed in broadcast TV VANS, HOMES,
PUBS and BARS all over the world to a fascinated human
population. All colors and creeds.
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But perhaps soon- after learning of our
hardships and sacrifices, you may decide
that our humble lives may, in some way,
have a value... and a meaning-
- DOCKS - NIGHT 55
55 EXT. BROOKLYN BRIDGE
The camera lights reflect off Johann's glass head.
I pray that you will allow us to defend
your good fortune- to guarantee the
blessing that is a peaceful night's
sleep. A night free from monsters and
nightmares. And if so-
(chokes back tears)
If so- then all we ask in return... from
you... is a little respect and the
chance, remote as it may be, to prove
ourselves worthy of a tiny, tiny place in
this- God's Earth.
(rolls his eyes)
This is sooo corny-
A moment of silence ensues--
Then, the wet-eyed reporters applaud- the crowd applauds-
Liz applauds, Abe applauds. Hellboy is agog!!
He has a nice voice.
All business now, Johann steps over to the group.
Come on. We have work to do-
56 EXT. ROOFTOP - NIGHT
Hellboy, Abe and Johann peer over the cornice of a bowling
alley rooftop. The CROWDS are visible in the distance.
Hellboy looks through THE SCHUFFTEN GLASSES.
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Nothing yet, Sparky, over-
57 EXT. BOWLING ALLEY PARKING LOT - NIGHT
The BPRD truck is parked behind the bowling alley, directly
under the bridge. Its back door is open; Liz and manning are
at the communications center.
I read you, Red. Keep looking-
Manning is bored, looks at his watch.
Looking at what, for goodness sake-?
(looks at the Schufften glasses)
What do these things do-?
Liz starts locking and unlocking a series of lenses and
prisms. Both Abe and Johan wear similar gear.
In 1778 Emil Schufften, a Good friend of
Benjamin Franklin, designed these optical
sets with the intent of photographing
fairies in England...
Let's get out of here- We're never going
to find it-
Hey- Sparky, I think we got one.
Manning studies the image on the monitor: a bag lady pushing
a shopping cart full of cats-
That? Oh, please, she looks as sweet as
Red, turn on the "antiglamour" filter...
Fairy folk use a spell called "glamour"
to seem human and nice-
These lenses allow you to see their real
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,,f 58 EXT. BOWLING ALLEY PARKING LOT - NIGHT 58
Bellboy turns a few knobs on the goggles, then raises them.
59 POV GOGGLES.
As a series filters enter the visual field, the bag lady
transforms into an ugly, muscle-bound troll.
60 INT. GARBAGE TRUCK - SAME
Oh, dear Lord.
What about the cats?
She eats them.
"She??" That's a "she"?????
We're moving in, Sparky-
61 BOWLING ALLEY / BACK ALLEY/ UNDER THE BRIDGE 61
HE, Johann and Abe follow the Bag Lady. She opens a service
/ SERVICE CORRIDOR. 62
62 INT. BOWLING ALLEY
The bag lady goes through the rear of the bowling alley and
through a basement door. The room RUMBLES with the sound of
rolling balls and toppling pins.
Maybe we can bowl a few frames, uh?
(splays his webbed fingers)
Bowling balls- they give me trouble.
How about a beer, then? Now that we're
"out"- Whaddya say, Mein Herr?
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Sorry. I don't drink.
63 INT. BOWLING ALLEY BASEMENT 63
Hellboy and Abe enter the basement: no sign of the old
woman. Just a Warehouse-
Adjust the prisms to "2"
Abe moves his glasses, Hellboy fumbles his own-
Now the WHOLE ROOM transforms under the new optical
elements: Its geometry remains somewhat unchanged, but
instead of a pile of boxes a tree trunk and a large, mossy
rock are visible, where there were iron beams now tree
trunks and stone columns are visible...
Where a large banner hung, now a huge, rusty mechanical
What the heck is that?
A locking mechanism-
Mmh- I'll take care of it-
He clenches his stone fist, rears back...
No- You destroy it. We'll never get in-
He adjusts the valves at the tips of his fingers and
approaches the lock.
Ah, of course- the Fishbowl touch-
Johann's s ecto-tendrils enter the-
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64 MECHANISM OF THE LOCK
-filling it, making a few complex gears turn and move-
65 THE LOCK
Opens and the floor drops away, revealing a stone staircase.
Johann withdraws his protoplasmic tendrils and closes off
Gentlemen: welcome to Troll Market.
66 INT. TROLL MARKET - NIGHT 66
Troll Market is a steamy, medieval nightmare. A labyrinth of
narrow alleys and foetid vapour.
Trolls scavenge the crumbling, marble shoreline, picking
through garbage, scattering vermin.
Muddy water trickles down from above, forming cloudy
Roaming vendors hawk exotic objects from every culture and
At kiosks and shops, Trolls peddle cats (skinned or alive)
cadres of Lovecraftian entities stroll about: Mer-men,
Goblins and a few select species unknown to any cosmology.
A dogfight of sorts is taking place in a small ring. Instead
of pitbulls, multi-limbed creatures leap at one another
while violent bettors laugh and shout.
At the rail, Abe watches in horror, then sees a woman in
rags making her way through the crowd. He catches a glimpse
of her slippered feet...
.which flash with pearls and gold embroidery. His
curiosity aroused, he follows her.
67 MARKET STALL
The woman inspects a pile of ancient bric-a-brac at a market
stall; her cowl swings aside, briefly revealing her face.
It's the PRINCESS. In these grotesque surroundings, her
beauty is transcendent.
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Abe is thunderstruck.
As she turns to leave, they briefly make eye contact. On her
bandaged arm: a bracelet adorned with the seal's coat of
Not now, Abe.
As the Princess disappears into the mob, Abe hurries after
68 EXT. SHOP - SAME
Hellboy and Johann show a picture of a tooth fairy to a
surly SHOP OWNER.
Never seen anything like it. No one sells
`em down here - over in Jersey, maybe.
Behind him, there's a faceless CAVE BERSERKER: a tall and
gnarly ogre, his naked chest crisscrossed with scars, his
feet encased in iron shoes.
Growling, it bares its teeth at HE. HB smiles back-
- SAME 69
69 EXT. TROLL MARKET NARROW PASSAGES
Abe follows the Princess down an alley - and then another
one, narrow and dark. Panhandlers pull at his belt; he bats
70 EXT. SHOP - SAME
Now Johann shows a drawing of the royal seal to the shop
What about this?? Do you recognize this
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The shop owner's face suddenly grows pale.
You'd better go. Now.
Please. We'll make it worth your while.
The shop owner claps his hands. BERSERKER takes two steps
forward, ROARING. Its iron shoes go CLOMP-CLOMP!!
SHOP OWNER (CONT'D)
He's not friendly-
Hellboy huffs and walks up to the creature.
Well, neither am I-
BAMMMM!!!!! With a single uppercut, he sends it flying
toward the ceiling, shoeless. The shop keeper watches in awe
until it lands, about thirty feet away in the middle of the
The crowd scatters as the mongrel creatures attack the thing
with blind instinct.
Hellboy grabs the shop owner by the lapels and pulls him
close. The shop owner's head rockets back and forth like a
boxer's speed bag as HB "gently" slaps him around. Teeth fly
Feeling more chatty now??
It's rumors! ... just- No- don't hit me,
all right? There's talk of a revolt- a
revolt against the human world-
Hellboy releases him, then looks around.
Where the hell is Abe??
He pushes his belt locator-
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1.,,,d 71 INT. TROLL MARKET ALLEY MAZE - NIGHT 71
The Princess has entered a shop selling MAPS and PRINTS. Abe
stays outside, watching through a window as she negotiates
to purchase a silver and crystal CYLINDER contained in a
safety holding case.
The SALESMAN denies it at first but after the Princess hands
him a gold bracelet he finally acquiesces while vowing to
her. He extracts the cylinder from its holding case and
hands it to her.
A red locator light flashes on Abe's utility belt.
Hey, Abe, gimme me your twenty-
I'm following a lead, Red. Keep your
A large TROLL cuts him off-
Excuse me- What do you think you're
Are you in trouble? Talk to me, Abe.
Another TROLL comes up behind Abe.
I don't think you-
The TROLL opens a small wooden box and extracts a nasty
looking Insect: A NARCOTIC BUG.
The second TROLL loads the buzzing bug - like a bullet -
into a blowpipe. Abe turns just as he blows. The bug lands
on Abe's chest and sinks its stinger deep into his flesh. He
Abe? What's wrong?
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Abe tears it loose and crushes it underfoot. But his vision
blurs, he staggers forward and falls, face first, onto the
Abe? Come in - Abe? Dammit -
72 EXT. SHOP - SAME 72
The locator's blue light dims; concerned, Hellboy and Johann
look at each other.
Seeing his chance, the shop keeper melts away into the
73 INT. MAP SHOP - LATER 73
Abe opens his eyes and slowly gets up. He looks around: he's
surrounded by racks of ancient scrolls and musty books. The
door is locked. Instinctively he looks for his belt-
It's not there.
If you are looking for your weapons, my
guards took them.
Abe turns to face the Princess, who stands only a few feet
away. She has cast off her dingy cloak and is radiant in
fine silk robes.
She is feeding slices of fruit to a cage of large,
I - I carry no weapons, madam- I assure
Why were you following me?
Abe is ashamed to realize the real answer. He's utterly
beguiled by her.
Are you seeking to join my brother?
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In his revolt against the humans?
A revolt? No, no, no, I- You are sorely
He takes a step forward but the YRDRIG comes out of nowhere,
barking and growling.
Then answer me truthfully- Why were you
My name is Abe Sapien -
There is no such name!
Horrible- I know- but- Please, hear me, I
beg you. I am an agent of the Bureau for
Paranormal Research and Defense. If we
can assist you-
Give me your hand.
Abe complies, thrilled as she runs her fingers over his
The Princess' face brightens. She smiles and gestures for
the YRDRIG to yield.
Down Yrdrig - he's a friend.
The YRDRIG jumps on Abe and starts licking him with all
Yrdrig's really just a puppy.
The drooling beast pins Abe to the floor with one paw.
The YRDRIG lifts Abe with one of its mouths and gives him
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My father gave him to me. Yrdrig, leave
our guest alone-
The Yrdrig drops Abe onto the floor.
Out! Out! Bad Yrdrig!
As the animal skulks away, she helps Abe up-
(bows her head)
My name is Princess Nuala.
(bows his head)
Your highness, the honor is all mine.
May I apologize, Mr. Sapien, for the
manner in which we brought you here...
couldn't be too sure.
She offers him the locator belt.
Please, it was nothing. Love the puppy,
And under diplomatic immunity - may I
We would be... honored, I'm sure. But,
may I ask: from whom do you seek asylum?
Suddenly, a COMMOTION outside. The door flies off its
hinges. Hellboy and Johann burst in, leaping over a pile
fallen guards outside.
Red, no! I'm all right!
The Princess shrinks back, but Abe motions for calm.
Gentlemen! Some respect, please!
The Princess looks with dismay at her vanquished bodyguards.
The NARCOTIC BUGS buzz around HB, who swats them like
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And that was my royal guard.
Red, apologize at once! We are in the
presence of... royalty!
Hellboy's never heard Abe sound like this- giddy as a
You're vouching for her, I take it. Mr
Oh, most definitely. She's from an
ancient, noble line -
- of warriors. The Children of the Earth.
(to the Princess)
I'm sorry, Princess Nuala. With such a
fierce bloodline, we cannot take your
claim of allegiance at face value.
He produces the ANCIENT SEAL.
74 INT. MAPMAKERS VESTIBULE - LATER 74
Standing at a long deal table, the Princess lights a candle
and examines the ancient seal.
Where did you get this?
Human side, two nights ago-
The Princess studies their faces.
In ancient times a seal like this was
delivered to the enemy as a declaration
of war. A signal from the underground
realm to the entire world. It prefaced
the awakening of the Golden Army-
Johann sits down heavily.
I feared as much.
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What-? What-? A goblin army-?
Johann shakes his glass head, overcome with worry.
Golden Army. The unstoppable tide. There
has been nothing to substantiate such a
Not a tale- At the dawn of time... Even
before the great flood, man and the
Children of the Earth shared this
But as man in his greed expanded his
dominion, there ensued a bitter war...
75 EXT. MYTHICAL BATTLEFIELD - DUSK 75
Silhouetted against a crimson sky, the shadows of thousands
upon thousands of goblins, elves and fairies do battle with
hordes of men.
PRINCESS (V.0.) (CONT'D)
In those days, my people were led by my
Father, King BALOR, the one-armed king of
KING BALOR fights valiantly at the side of his son, the
tall, pale elf knight: PRINCE NUADA.
PRINCESS (V. 0.) (CONT'D)
The bloodshed went on year after year.
Many lives were lost.
An overview of the battlefield fades as the sun sinks below
76 INT. THRONE ROOM - DAY 76
Seated in an 'opulent throne room, KING BALOR addresses a
wretched guild of deformed goblins.
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It was then that the King ordered the
Sigri to build him a new, invincible
77 INT. BLACKSMITH FURNACES - DUSK 77
Lit by the fires of a hundred furnaces, stoked by scores of
goblins, a MECHANICAL ARMY is born. Metal plates and moving
parts are hammered into shape on enormous anvils and bolted
onto tall, ornate, golden figures.
This was an army that would not eat,
drink or grow tired. A heartless,
ruthless force made of the purest metal,
mined from the depths of the earth.
78 INT. COURTYARD, CASTLE - DUSK 78
In perfect ranks, in eerie unison, the golden soldiers line
up, filling the entire courtyard, awaiting the King's
The Sigri worked until the winter moon
was high in the sky -
The CHIEF GOBLIN BLACKSMITH displays three curved segments
of gold. He fits them together and holds a completed CROWN
directly over the King's head.
I am King Balor, leader of the Golden
Army. Is there anyone here who disputes
Silence. Prince NUADA kneels next to his father. The Goblin
crowns the King, who lifts his sword. In response-
TCHANKKKKK!!!! The new army raises its lances, hailing him.
79 EXT. HUMAN ENCAMPMENT - NIGHTFALL 79
As the humans make ready for battle, a tremor shakes the
earth. They turn their gaze to the horizon, which bristles
with the arms of the approaching troops.
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80 EXT. BATTLEFIELD - CONTINUOUS 80
The fight is brutal. The mechanical soldiers mow down the
humans by the hundreds, their swords replaced as needed by
battle axes, bludgeons and lances.
But this army knew no bounds, had no
remorse, felt no loyalty, engaging in
blind battle with man, woman or child.
The horde crushes everything, with swords slicing through
armor as if it were paper. Every blow is deadly, precise.
The army marches ever onward, like a grinding machine
devouring tender flesh.
At length, there is no sign of life in the human camp.
PRINCESS (V.0.) (CONT'D)
And as the king gazed upon the earth
awash in blood and at the impassive metal
faces of the army he had created, his
heart grew heavy. Victory was gained at
too high a price. This war should never
have been waged.
The King surveys the carnage. The mechanical soldiers stand
in symmetrical ranks awaiting further instructions.
PRINCESS (V.0.) (CONT'D)
And so he arranged a truce: the surviving
men would keep to their cities and we
children of the Earth would dwell within
the forests. This pact, he declared,
would be honored by our sons and the sons
of their sons until the end of time.
Listening to his father, Prince Nuada reacts with anguish.
PRINCESS (V.0.) (CONT'D)
But my brother did not believe in the
promises of men. He marched off into
exile, vowing to return if the Sons of
the Earth ever needed him.
Prince Nuada walks away towards a dying sunset.
81 INT. STORAGE CHAMBER - NIGHT
The goblins lock the golden army into a huge cavern, under
the light of ten thousand flickering torches.
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And the golden army was ordered to lie
dormant, locked inside the earth itself -
and there it is to this day, waiting for
the wearer of the crown to command it
82 INT. MAPMAKER'S SHOP - NIGHT 82
The Princess finishes her tale. Hellboy and Johann look at
Where is that crown??
My father had it destroyed. Cut into
three pieces. One for mankind...
She holds up her piece of the puzzle, which dangles from a
chain around her neck.
.Two for the sons of the Earth.
So, you do need our help..?
I'm afraid it's the other way around.
She holds the CYLINDER she purchased.
The location of the Golden Army is
contained within this cylinder--
She opens it and produces a parchment hidden inside. She
extends it: the map just shows three coordinates.
Just a global chart, Edo - that's the old
name for Tokyo - Moscow, and Renvyle here-
But nothing else-
She rolls back the map into the cylinder.
So far, this is a family matter. To
intervene will bring nothing but trouble.
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Good, I like trouble.
83 INT. TROLL MARKET NARROW PASSAGES - NIGHT 83
The Princess leads the group through the surging, noisy
crowd of bizarre creatures. Hellboy, Johann and Abe bring up
No- not that way. Too risky-
They're lost in unfamiliar alleys and byways. Until-
There. Stairs to the street...
The Prince appears at the top of the stairs, dressed in
black. He's surrounded by his elite guard. Stepping to the
rail, he points at his sister and addresses the crowd:
Hear me, o creatures of the forest! Can
you recognize a traitor? She's here to
betray her own!
He casts a disdainful look at Hellboy.
I'm here to recruit all of you against
the humans. Make your decision now. Those
who join me will be rewarded. The rest...
will be killed.
A sudden silence falls over the throng. Then, the sound of
CRACKING KNUCKLES. Everyone looks at Hellboy, who is
unclenching his fists and stretching his neck.
He starts up the stairs, but a couple of the GUARDS leap
down to block his path.
I'm gonna put this as delicately as I
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84 INT. BOWLING ALLEY - SAME
A crowded BOWLING ALLEY is full of serious-looking players
in colorful shirts and shoes.
Someone rolls a ball down the center lane, and as it speeds
right at the pins...
Look out, Manny! Strike city..!
CRASH! Hellboy erupts from under the floorboards, fighting
the clawing monsters right behind him!
As the bowlers freeze in shock, dozens of creatures pour out
into the human world. Grunting, Hellboy punches his way
free, only to be dragged back by the tail by WINK.
Abe, shielding the Princess, demonstrates the way of the
water, a fluid martial arts display. He ducks and parries
the blows, leaping like Nureyev.
Abe scoops up a couple of bowling balls and rolls them at
the Prince's guards. He manages to knock a couple off their
As they get back up, he uses the available bowling pins as
clubs. The screaming PATRONS rush for the doors.
85 EXT. STREET -- CONTINUOUS
Outside, the civilians flee, but the news crews come
is back. He
running. As their lights blaze up, REPORTER 2
gapes in disgust:
Hellboy's massive hands are wrapped around the neck of a
sweet little OLD LADY! He beats her mercilessly!
Help me...! Please, somebody..!
(to his cameraman)
Oh, my God!! Oh, my- Roll! Roll on this!
It's not what you think -!
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(pointing at HB)
He's lost his mind! He's worse than any
CUT BACK to Hellboy, revealing that the old lady is actually
Liz runs over with a prism from the SCHUFFTEIN GOGGLES and
sticks it in front of the camera lens, revealing the truth.
The reporter checks his monitor.
86 STREET FIGHT 86
ALL the BPRD team, including Liz, is swept up in this fight.
The denizens of the troll market overturn parked cars and
knock down lamp posts, ROARING with excitement.
The fire is not my enemy-- it is a part
Liz yells out a warning... and then throws a barrage of
flaming bolts. A pair of crab-like THINGS shrivel and burn.
Johann melds with a heavy steel dumpster, until only his
legs are visible beneath it. Bending at the waist - SPLAT -
he brings it down on the head of the nearest creature!
WINK and HB duke it out for a few beats and then HB finally
vanquishes the Troll, Ripping his Iron Mace off and throwing
As the other monsters retreat...
.the PRINCE appears: in his hand a complex mechanical
GRENADE. Immediately worried, Abe hustles the Princess over
to the BPRD truck.
The Prince twists a timer. His bloodied trolls disperse,
screaming, renewing the panic.
I will find you, young daemon -
- and you, too, my sister. Meanwhile,
here's a taste of what lies in store.
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He throws the grenade. Hellboy dives, just in time to catch
it. He's about to throw it down a sewer, when he listens to
its clockwork innards then: PING!!!!
It's a dud, your royal assness - !
The Prince has disappeared, along with his horde.
How do you like that? Just when I was
Hellboy scrutinizes the grenade as it opens up like a
flower... and spews out a handful of Brightly colored
Pick them up!!
Abe. relax- It's jumping beans...
Abe is scrambling to retrieve them.
Do as I say!
With a sigh, Hellboy scoops up a few.
How many do you have?
Three, how about you?
Three! There's always seven! Find the
The seventh bean is next to a manhole. It hops closer
Quick, it's going for water!
Hellboy reaches for it... but it's too late. The thing hops
into the manhole and lands somewhere below with a SPLASH.
Oh, my God, evacuate the area!
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Abe, please, get a grip.
A RUMBLE from below their feet. WHAMMMM!
A HUGE TREE punches up through the pavement, overturning
cars, knocking buildings off their foundations and ripping
up through the Bridge overpass!!
Picking up speed, the tree branches soar up, up, up... into
the moonlit clouds.
Hellboy approaches the massive, trunk, gazing up in
fascination. Birds and creatures emerge from the inside and
flutter around, grass overtakes pavement- and for a moment
Chinatown looks like the Garden of Eden.
Whoa. Just like the story books.
Manning and Liz take a few steps into it: a SQUIRREL-BEING
climbs on Liz's shoulder and a couple of IRIDESCENT
HUMMINGBIRDS fly around her "ala" SNOW WHITE. A small crowd
starts wandering into this idyllic scenario.
This is so beautiful-
So- perfect- so peaceful-
He spots. the prince, at the base of the tree. Knocking on it-
Hey- Jhonny Apleseed- What are you-?? Oh-
Jeez did you have to do that??
Liz starts pulling Manning away and yelling at the crowd-
Back- Go back- right now!!!
What? What? What is he doing-?
He's knocking on wood- summoning an
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A forest spirit that lives in that tree.
He's releasing it-
Oh, and is it that bad??
KKKRRRRCHTCH!!!!! The tree trunk rumbles and shakes under
some enormous force. Huge LEAVES tumble to the street. Even
the ever-present NEWS CREWS back away as a huge shape
BOOM!! the trunk rips in two, revealing a curled, dormant
Five stories high- Fierce as nature. THE ELEMENTAL steps out
of the tree and stares at Hellboy.
Uttering a weird, guttural SOUND, the Giant raises an arm
and pulverizes a GASOLINE TRUCK!
WHUMP- ! Flames leap up! The Elemental grins with delight,
turning his baleful gaze on the Princess. As she shrinks
back, her pet Yrdrig rushes at the thing, snarling. In a
single leap, it sinks its teeth into the Elemental's heel.
Now, Woody... You want to fight someone,
you fight with me.
Hellboy humorously adopts a kung fu pose, as in Bruce Lee.
The Elemental hops forward, New branches sprout from his
limbs, shaking the Yrdrig off.
(to the Princess)
This may not be the best place for you,
your majesty. With your permission...
He offers the Princess his arm. She takes it and allows Abe
to lead her away. A moment later, the Elemental smashes the
ground where they had been standing!
Every time the ELEMENTAL moves, he trails behind roots and
branches. The roots connecting to its feet and leading to
the original tree trunk, like an umbilical cord.
Johann sees this-
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I have a plan-
He looks at Abe-
87 STANDING AT THE GARBAGE TRUCK 87
-as the fishman helps the Princess up into the rear of the
BPRD garbage truck.
Up front, behind the wheel, Liz starts the engine.
88 ABANDONED BUILDING
Hellboy climbs a fire escape as the Elemental's arm/branches
extend and grow over the ladder, pulling it down below his
feet. Hellboy ducks into one of the open windows as the
Elemental tears away the rest of the scaffolding. Growing
and discarding branches and roots.
89 INT. ABANDONED BUILDING - CONTINUOUS 89
Hellboy runs like a cockroach through a dilapidated KITCHEN.
Behind him, the Elemental's massive BRANCH/FIST crashes
through the wall, then pursues him as he runs down a
corridor littered with debris.
Like a wrecking ball, the Elemental demolishes each section
of the corridor as Hellboy runs.
90 EXT. LEDGE - CONTINUOUS 90
Hellboy steps out onto a ledge ten stories up, just out of
reach of the Elemental.
(to the Elemental)
What now, Big Boy? You get a ladder?
The Elemental jumps up and down, trying to reach him,
barking in frustration.
Hellboy's RADIO crackles:
(on the radio)
HB? This is Blue. The Princess is fine.
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So, lead him to the bridge.
Hellboy looks over the buildings and sees the Brooklyn
Bridge in the distance.
That's nine blocks from here, Fishbowl!
You'll figure it out.
What's at the bridge? Abe - ? Liz?
No answer. Muttering, Hellboy climbs higher, up a buzzing
neon sign reading "Hotel".
The Elemental smashes the letters "tel"... so Hellboy climbs
the "0" to the roof.
91 INT. GARBAGE TRUCK - SAME 91
Liz drives the garbage truck toward the Brooklyn Bridge.
Johann is sitting next to her.
92 EXT. ROOFTOP - CONTINUOUS 92
Hellboy makes a running start and leaps off the building. He
sails over the alley, reaches for the approaching cornice...
and almost loses his grip! He hangs on for dear life.
Behind him, the Elemental appears, climbing onto an adjacent
roof. As his feet smash through the skylights, the Elemental
pulls down a WATER TOWER. A wall of water rolls toward
Hellboy, like an ocean wave!
Hellboy leaps to the next roof... and the water shoots over
the edge of the building, cascading onto the street below.
93 EXT. CONSTRUCTION SITE - SAME 93
Liz parks the truck near the Brooklyn Bridge. Using
binoculars, Abe peers out the back doors to see Hellboy
bringing the Elemental closer.
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Johann - they're almost here.
Johann moves among massive construction machinery. He stops
at a stack of heavy SPOOLS OF CABLE.
Abe comes running, pointing at the cable.
Yes. I had the very same idea...
He gets behind the levers and handles of a complex machine
which holds a half mile of steel cable.
(gazing at the controls)
.but how do you operate this??
If you'll permit me...
Johann opens his fingers, and plunges both arms deep into
the mechanism! Instantly, the diesel engine STARTS UP.
Stand back, Abe.
A hydraulic strut lifts the spool, then pitches it through
the air, spinning off 300 yards of cable. It splashes down
near the far shore of the East River.
Now, tie it onto the pontoons on the
(seeing Hellboy coming)
94 IN THE WATER 94
Abe races down a pier and dives smartly into the dark water.
Then he surfaces, surging dolphin-like toward the Manhattan
95 BROOKLYN BRIDGE - DOCKS 95
Hellboy makes it to the bridge... as, behind him, the
Elemental wades into the river, pushing aside boats and
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96 IN THE RIVER
Abe makes it to the other side, surfacing with the cable,
towing it to a half-submerged pontoon.
(on the radio)
Macht schnell! Abe - make it fast!
The cable is a yard short of the anchor point! Abe tugs on
I need more!
No more available!
The Elemental's feet stomp through the river; he stumbles as
he encounters the submerged cable.
Clinging to the cable, Abe is dragged down, down down...
past rusting cars, oil drums... and a couple of rotting
CORPSES, their feet in tubs of cement!
Suddenly, Abe's head strikes a sunken truck, knocking him
unconscious. Blood seeps from his wound.
98 AT THE BRIDGE
As Hellboy climbs one of the bridge towers, he hears someone
calling out from above:
Haven't you managed to kill it yet? You,
who were so eager for a fight?
The Prince is standing on top of the tower. He points at
Hellboy, then yells at the Elemental.
(to the Elemental)
Over here, dear friend...
SNATCH! The Elemental plucks Hellboy off a parapet! Hellboy
wriggles in the massive wooden finger-like appendages.
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The Prince walks to the edge of the tower, near a steel
spire, his coat flapping in the night wind.
This might be a good chance for you to
come to your senses. Help us.
I've been all through this! The answer's
Far below, Johann slips his right arm into the cable,
bringing it to life, whipping it back and forth, like a
The cable forms a huge loop, splashing down near the
Elemental and tightening around his ankles. The cable
Burn the roots!!! Burn them!!i
He points at the roots trailing into the river. Liz
concentrates and a bolt of fierce white-hot energy pours out
of her hands, burning the roots at the Elemental's feet.
Johann gyrates; the cable responds, whipping up out of the
river! With a bellow, the Elemental loses his balance; he
tosses Hellboy high into the air.
On the way down, Hellboy grabs a support stay and swings
back and forth like a red monkey. He lands atop of the
Elemental's back, right behind his head.
Nap time, Big guy-
He raises his stone fist and hits him straight in the back
of the neck.
The cable tenses-
-The Elemental pitches forward-
The Prince looks up to see the Elemental falling right at
him; his mouth opens as if to scream...
The Elemental goes down, impaling himself on a spire atop
the bridge... exactly where the Prince had been standing.
Putting an end, it seems, to both of them.
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The Creature dies, but even as it does, its branches embrace
the steel structure and grow, Ultimately, blocks and blocks
of the city are now covered in trees and grass and mossy
leaves... A strangely beatific and precious change.
Liz runs up, looking out at the river as Abe emerges,
bleeding, but alive. Abe, Liz and Johann embrace firmly,
laughing and happy to be together.
Abe eyes the Princess standing nearby, smiling back at
Hellboy meanwhile observes the group from a distance,
99 INT. FIRING RANGE - LATER 99
BLAM! BLAM! Deafening shots as Hellboy blasts the Samaritan
again and again at a target in the dark firing range. Hits a
button, brings the paper close for inspection.
Result: a very ragged, loose pattern around the bull's eye.
Suddenly, from the next alley, RAPID GUNFIRE. Johann leans
over, and to address Hellboy through a cloud of gunsmoke.
You'll permit a small criticism? You take
too much time to aim, to think. Nein.
Just point- like afinger- as if you wish
Oh, I wish for something.
Johann brings his target close: a beautiful, tight cluster
of shots, dead center.
Speed is of the essence. You must work on
it. I'm willing to spend some -
Johann reaches for his loader, accidentally knocks Heliboy's
onto the floor.
Hey, watch it! You're winding me up, I
don't like it.
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On the contrary.
100 INT. LOCKER ROOM - DAY 100
Hellboy's in the shower, glaring across the room, where
Johann stands at a mirror, polishing his glass head with a
terry cloth towel.
You keep wiping that thing like she's
You know who- She-
She's not gonna care.
You think I'm after Liz, don't you?
(Hellboy walks out)
Well, I'm not.
Not good enough for you?
Hellboy wraps a towel around his waist and comes up behind
Well- From now on, you don't come near
her. You don't talk to her-
You forget. I'm part of the team now,
such interactions are inev-
Well- you better start making them
That's not a word-
Yes, it is-
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No, it isn't-
Hellboy raises his stone fist.
Now it is-
Oh, I see- you want to punch me- That's
how you win an argument.
Well, you're big, I'll give you that much-
"Give me???"- You don't give me sh-
-and you're strong- but you're slow.
Very- slow- I've seen your fighting
style. Very slow-
WHAM-! Hellboy cracks Johann over the head with his massive
fist. To his surprise, the Johann's glass ball cranium
Slow enough for ya-??
With a loud HISSS, Johann's odd suit sags to the floor!
Ow- Johann... buddy. Sorry- I- I- got
(leaning over the empty suit)
Johann? You still hear me?
An ectoplasmic TENDRIL reaches out from the suit and
penetrates the closest locker.
It was an accident, okay? I'll get you
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With a CLANG! -- the bank of lockers comes to life! Metal
doors smack Hellboy's head repeatedly, like a pinball
machine! his face imprinted in the metal.
See? Speed is the key.
The vaporous form of Johann's body emerges from the lockers
and wanders away. The locker room doors open and close as he
Hellboy tries to stand, wobbles and sits.
- NIGHT 101
101 INT. THE LIBRARY
Abe floats in his tank, smiling at the Princess, who's at
one of the book stands, reading to him.
"I sometimes have a queer feeling -
especially when you are near me, as
now: it is as if I had a string somewhere
under my left ribs, tightly and
inextricably knotted to a similar string
situated in the corresponding quarter of
your little frame."
I love this part. Keep going.
"I am afraid that cord of communion will
be snapt; and then I've a nervous notion
I should take to bleeding inwardly."
She closes the book, looking troubled.
Charlotte Bronte died shortly before I
was born. It would have been a great
privilege to have known her...
This "Jane Eyre"... I understand it's
only a story, but such a tie that binds,
it exists between me and my brother. I
assure you: my brother, he's not dead-
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How can you know? We all saw-
We are twins. Even now, I can sense his
presence. This has been our way since we
were young children, in Renvyle-
Renvyle, Ireland- The ancient isles-
A magical place in the West. A different
time. Long gone. Now, he's near and he's
looking for me. I can feel and even
understand his. hatred for mankind.
Men... usually mean well, I believe that.
But they need our help and patience.
You were very brave, vouching for me. How
do you know I'm not the enemy, bringing
It's as you were saying, I suppose. From
intuition, feeling. I've never met anyone
like you... but that's my instinct.
They gaze fondly at each other through the glass, as bubbles
swirl out of Abe's gills.
102 INT. HELLBOY'S ROOM - NIGHT
Liz is patching Hellboy's injured head. In the background
the TV's are playing up: CITY LIGHTS, WHITE HEAT and some TV
He caught me off-guard- but I'll get him
He's examining a few letters, contract forms, etc.
There shouldn't be a "next time" we're
all part of the same team.
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We are- he's not- The guy's an egomaniac.
You can see right through him.
That's a joke, Liz.
Liz remains silent.
(raises a letter)
Look!! They wanna do a cartoon series,
based on me? And this:
(he holds up a box of cereal)
Product endorsement - breakfast of
demons. And a videogame!!!
As CITY LIGHTS ends, Liz lifts the remote to turn the volume
Gosh, that was so sweet, so sad- It
always gets me- Red- There's something I
(taking the remote)
(switching to Leno)
Look that's us-
Jay is showing some footage from the giant incident.
So- this "Hellboy" what is he?? Is he
really on our side?? I mean, he's red,
has a tail and shaves his horns- horns,
Ladies and Gentleman. Horns are never a
Ha- He's funny.
Maybe we should have him come over and
talk to us a little, uh? Whaddayathink??
The crowd roars.
That's a great idea, don't you think??
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No, I don't-
Did you know that during the commercial
breaks the orchestra keeps playing so the
guest can't talk to Jay... keeps the
How do you know these things?
I read it in TV Guide.
You're really liking this, aren't you?
We should do this-
It's a bad idea. All of it- Do you really
need everybody to like you?? What's in it
for you?? Are we not enough???
She leaves. Hellboy glances at Leno on TV: a dog outfitted
in a ballerina costume is jumping around with a red ball
balanced on its nose. Hellboy chuckles.
103 EXT. BALCONY BPRD - NIGHT 103
Liz is looking out into Trenton NJ's light landscape. Johann
Are you alright-?
Liz nods weakly.
May I be of assistance??
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He's a big brute, isn't he??
But he has a good heart. I know it. He
I think I may have made a mistake.
In what way, Mein Frau??
Just a mistake- nothing important.
But sometimes being with him is not easy-
It never is. I know.
Lis looks at him with renewed interest.
I was married once. A long, long time
ago... And only after I lost her- I
realized that my life would never be
quite the same- And my loss lead me to
become what I am today...
Johann's human face materializes inside his glass helmet.
I- I tried constantly to make contact
DISSOLVE STARTS :
- SEANCE ROOM - NIGHT 104
104 FLASHBACK - CIRCA 2001
Johann's mouth opens and out of it emerges a large tendril
of ectoplasm. His neck engorges and the substance continues
to flow freely out of his mouth and fingertips--
It was only there- in the Ethereal plane
that I ever gazed upon her again...
CAMERA close in on several ceremonial candles burning in the
room. Their flame illuminating the eerie scene.
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Out of the mouths of the other guests, emerge other, equally
large ectoplasmic shapes.
They cross to-
105 THE ETHEREAL PLANE 105
Once there- they reform into humanoid shapes, vaguely
reminiscent of their mortal bodies.
JOHANN floats freely, approaching another humanoid form in
the void: That of a woman, his wife.
But it was there, while he was partially
on the ethereal plane, that disaster
He is about to embrace his wife's form when a horrible
rumble occurs and the void bursts in flames, destroying and
distorting everything around him-
His wife's shape screams and evaporates.
106 INT. SEANCE ROOM - NIGHT 106
BPRD agents break in on the scene. Smoke and flames billow
in the room, wax puddles stand where the CEREMONIAL CANDLES
were and seated around the seance table, charred corpses
hold hands in eternal contact. As the Agents move around a
pale, vaporous shape emerges from the soot-stained darkness:
All the seance attendees were
incinerated. The only survivor -and only
to some extent- was me- Why? I'll never
The form moves towards its body and attempts to climb back
and reanimate it, but the CHARRED CORPSE is barely amble to
amble a few steps forward before collapsing into ash and
bone... The shape of Ectoplasm stands there, alone and lost-
Then, Professor TREVOR BROOM wanders into the scene and
approaches the form-
It was then that Professor Broom and the
B.P.R.D. devised a containment suit for
me. A new body-
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CAMERA pulls back to reveal-
107 BALCONY BPRD - NIGHT 107
Johann, back in the balcony, talking to Liz.
I owe Professor Broom everything that
I've become. He brought me back to life-
He grows silent for a brief moment.
But I've never been able to see her
again. My reach became limited- My loss,
Liz puts her hand on his shoulder. Johann takes it...
Loss- the very threat of it makes us
vulnerable... makes us care- You can see
that, don't you?? Without her I became
but an empty shell...
Liz leans her head on his shoulder.
Don't give up on him. Not yet.
No. Not yet.
CAMERA discovers HELLBOY, watching them from behind a glass
door, a six-pack in his hand. He steps away.
108 INT. CORRIDOR - LATER 108
Heliboy walks down a deserted corridor carrying his six
He stops, puzzled. Strains of Barry Manilow are emanating
from the library.
109 INT. LIBRARY - CONTINUOUS 109
Hellboy enters the library and goes over to the tank. Abe is
there, listening to Vivaldi.
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Ah, hello Red. You're up late.
Liz and I- we had a fight-
Hellboy eyes the CD player.
Did I hear Barry Manilow just now?
Barry M- oh, Gosh- no- no-
It was er- urm- Vivaldi. Il cimento
dell'armonia I believe I particularly
admire the passage...
Hellboy hits the eject button on Abe's CD player. The music
stops and he pulls out a different CD from the changer.
What's happening to you??
All my life I thought I was alone, a made-
up name and a random pasted on a
cylinder. But then I saw her- She's like
me. A creature from another world...
Alone... Brother Red- I think I'm in
You say that like it's a good thing.
(looks at the CD)
Oh, God- you're disgusting-
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"Can't smile without you"
I'd cry, but I don't have the glands for
What am I going to do, Red????
Hellboy sighs and pops a beer, presses play and sighs
heavily, looks around-
I miss him- Father- don't you??
He would tell what to do- He would tell
what's right- what's wrong-
He did that for all of us...
The opening strings of "Can't Smile Without You."
You know? I- I never much appreciated
Manilow's artistry that much- until now-
Now it seems to be a grand poet and
speaks directly to my innermost feelings.
Jeez- You need to get out more-
The two of them sit there, growing quiet, listening to the
syrupy music. Then, slowly, the two of them start singing:
low at first and then at the top of their voices, moved and
110 INT. PRINCESS ROOM AT BPRD - NIGHT
The Princess hears the distant music and smiles, but then
feels a chill down her spine. She shudders and moves to the
panoramic window and gazes outside, to the woods and the
distant city lights below...
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EXT. BPRD - NIGHT 111
The music can be heard at a distance.
A dark figure stands on a hill, amid the trees, listening
and watching... CAMERA MOVES IN: the Prince gazes at the
112 INT. BPRD CORRIDOR - DAY
Manning strides down the corridor, followed by the BPRD
team. All of them dressed in BLACK LEATHER OUTFITS.
This is a whole new ballgame and I want
you to take my lead.
I find these leather outfits very
Maybe so, maybe so- but they look- hip.
When it comes to dealing with reporters
or the public, I set the tone. You all
know the old saying: the perception is
Correctamundo, chief. For one thing, we
can ditch the garbage truck, right?
Wait, Red, the lab's in it-
Screw the lab. I want new wheels.
You got 'em-
The round a corner and enter -
113 INT. BPRD GARAGE - DAY 113
Three gleaming Hummers await them.
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A gift from General Motors. One for each
Each Hummer has custom paint: Hellboy's with scenes of
Dante's inferno, Liz's with flames and Abe's with an
This is more like it!
I'm not driving that-
Abe has opened the hood on his Hummer.
This is a most unfortunate vehicle. The
sheer waste of precious fossil fuels...
An American custom, it's called product
placement! What's the harm?
-- DAY 114
114 EXT. NEW YORK STREET
A mob of SCREAMING FANS outside the TV studio. The frenzy
intensifies when they see the Hummers pulling up.
As the BPRD team exits the cars, autograph seekers break
through the POLICE LINE and swarm around the heroes.
Every agent on the field is on the case.
They will solve it--
Hellboy signs a color photo of himself with a flourish.
There you go, pal. "To Jason, best
(squints at the signature)
How am I supposed to read that?
You don't like it?
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Irritated, he scowls at the fan. Manning takes him by the
elbow and leads him away.
(to the fan)
That turns up on e-Bay, I'm gonna find
115 INT. GREEN ROOM - LATER
A row of makeup chairs. Manning sits in the first one,
looking at himself in the mirror.
Can you do anything about this... uh...
(lowers his voice)
No, you're not being made up.
They said, you're too normal. You don't
But- Believe me- I'm not normal at
CAMERA MOVES to the next makeup chair, where Makeup Girl
holds a camelhair brush and stares dubiously at Abe.
MAKEUP GIRL 2
So, what color is that- green?
Carribbean Blue, actually.
CAMERA MOVES to the next makeup chair, where the very sexy
Makeup Girl 3 gingerly touches Hellboy's chest.
MAKEUP GIRL 3
Are these really scars?
Well, yeah. Each one tells a story-
His grin fades as he sees Johann talking to Liz. He abruptly
gets up and goes to them.
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That about you, glass-man? A few squirts
I'm not going on. And if I may- a word of
(long beat, then sotto voce)
-it's not a good idea to hint that you
two have... a relationship.
Thanks a bunch. I'll decide that.
You don't know how people may react.
It's a love story. They'll lap it up.
I know you don't like me, but trust me on
I knew your father- he was a friend-
Hellboy blinks, taking the information in.
Do as you may- But know this- he wouldn't
have approved of your behaviour.
A P.A. opens the door.
I'll be watching from the truck lab,
where I belong- Go, enjoy your fifteen
He walks away.
116 INT. MOSCOW SUBWAY - NIGHT
SIGN: PATROVICK STATION, MOSCOW, 22.00 HOURS.
A busy Moscow Subway station, not very crowded at this time
of night. Sleepy patrons await the arrival of the subway.
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One of them, a puppet vendor, showcases his product. He
manipulates a wooden marionette: A KNIGHT in SHINING ARMOR.
In the distance- lights, bright lights and the train ROAR!!!
The Puppeteer readies his merchandise bag and quickly moves
to the edge of the platform alongside other passengers. The
lights grow in intensity and the ROAR becomes deafening. But
something's wrong, really, wrong-
Hooy na ny!
The lights are in reality, the eyes of a giant dragon and it
roars into the platfrom, demolishing pillars, crushing
people and eating the puppeteer in a matter of second.
117 INT. GARBAGE TRUCK LAB - NIGHT
A warning light goes off on the Truck's GLOBAL POSITIONING
But Johann and the other agents are too absorbed watching
the Leno show on the bank of monitors.
Ladies and gentlemen, yesterday we saw
some extraordinary things on TV. And
tonight you're in for more.
118 TV SHOW
Jay Leno grins and pulls his microphone close.
Please extend a warm, warm welcome to
Hellboy, Liz Sherman, Abe Sapien, and
Special Agent Tom Manning.
Uproarious applause as the BPRD team comes out and make
their way to the couch.
119 INT. BPRD CONFERENCE ROOM - SAME
Alone in the BPRD conference room, the Princess is watching
the show. The massive Yrdrig is curled up at her feet.
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Wow, So -
He's pointing at Manning.
.what planet are you from?
Washington, D.C., Jay. It's hot and
inhospitable to human life.
Why are you just "Liz" and not Fire Girl?
I was born in Milwaukee, so it was just
plain old Liz ever since first grade.
Hey, we do call her Sparky now and then.
A chuckle from the crowd. Hellboy smiles in satisfaction.
And you, Abe. Is it uncomfortable at
night with that toilet seat around your
The Princess smiles as the camera singles out Abe for a
Actually, Mr. Leno, my lungs are more
like gills. I need to convert the air's
nitrogen into oxygen, otherwise I'd
suffocate in five minutes.
Gotcha. We call that stand-up comedy.
120 INT. GARBAGE TRUCK LAB - SAME 120
Johann is groaning. This is turning unpleasant. Behind him,
the map's lights are lightning up non-stop.
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So, Hellboy: what's your favorite food?
Devil's food cake? Do you have a last
More laughter at HB. Liz mortified. She touches HB's hand to
restrain him. Cameras zoom in on this.
Whoa. What's that- Are you two an item?
Care to comment on that? Sounds like
you're contemplating marriage!
(after a big pause)
You know, Jay, we are- together. We are.
Rumble of consternation from the audience.
Uh oh. Manning, I think your polls just
He turns to see the map- lit like a christmas tree.
121 TV SHOW
Leno smiles at the audience, which is buzzing.
Folks, this is modern America. A guy in
Rhode Island married his motorcycle!
What's a little inter-species romance in
this day and age?
Scattered BOOING from the back row. Jay turns back to
Okay, here's what we've really been
wondering: Is he just like every guy? In
every respect? I mean, he looks like a
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and if so, are you using any protection?
A layer of asbestos might be in order,
don't you think?
Liz tenses up in silence. Holds tight to HB's hand.
Hellboy is ready to explode.
As a matter of fact, Jay-
Before she can finish, the production assistant runs out and
hands a NOTE to Leno, who scans it and grows serious:
We we're getting pre-empted, ladies and
gentlemen. Please, bare with us. We'll be
CAMERA PUSHES IN on one of the MONITORS:
122 EXT. TOKYO STREETS - NIGHT 122
News footage of the Ginza features YOKAI GHOSTS on a
rampage, destroying the stores and attacking salarymen.
This is a news alert. Tokyo is under
assault - repeat - this city has been
attacked. Monstrous beings, defying
description, have waded into the Ginza-
The jumpy, handheld images are full of digital interference.
The spectral BEASTS drag down power lines and hurl cars.
- where police are helpless and hospitals
overwhelmed. One moment, please.
Moscow... come in, Moscow...
123 EXT. MOSCOW STREETS - SAME 123
Red Square, Moscow now seen in similar, shaky video.
Hundreds of citizens are running from a towering, DRAGON.
This is CNN in Moscow, where a Dragon has
laid claim to Red Square. Yes- a DRAGON.
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The DRAGON heads towards the TV REPORTER and screeching, it
raises its PAW.
Oh, my God...
CAMERA goes down, then the picture winks out.
Black screen. The HISS of static...
PAN off the monitor to Jay Leno, who sits in stunned
silence, like everyone else. Finally, he looks over at
Friends of yours?
Then, may I ask what you're doing here?
Shouldn't you be out protecting humanity
instead of hooking up with our women?
At last, Hellboy explodes. Bellowing, he rips up the desk
and throws it through the backdrop!
124 TNT. BPRD - SAME
The Princess snaps off the TV, looking worried.
Alone with her thoughts, she examines the curved gold piece
hanging from a chain around her neck. She closes her eyes
and shudders - trouble is near.
The Yrdgrig wakes up and whimpers.
125 INT. BPRD CORRIDOR - CONTINUOUS
Video cameras record the journey of the Princess as she
makes her way through the nearly-deserted corridors.
126 TNT. LIBRARY -- CONTINUOUS 126
A VIDEO surveillance camera in the BPRD library records the
Princess as she crosses to Abe's tank.
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She hides the gold segment within the pages of "Jane Eyre."
At that moment, the Yrdrig GROWLS -
Shhh, it's all right -
BOOM-! A jolt shakes the room. A-moment later, a wall
collapses as warty, heavily muscled ARMS and FINGERS tear at
in seconds, a squad of TROLLS pulls itself into view! WINK
leers at the Princess. From her waistband, she produces a
long, thin DAGGER and wields it timidly.
Somewhere in the building, ALARMS start clanging.
The Yrdrig shakes himself into action and springs.
With a SNARL, it attaches its several jaws onto the nearest
trolls. As the fighting creatures crash into the spiral
staircase, the Princess hears a familiar voice:
The Prince steps into the room, carrying a long spear.
The trolls are on top of the Yrdrig, ready to kill him.
The trolls release the Yrdrig and bound over to the Prince.
The last troll, however, grabs the Yrdrig by the neck and
brutally twists -!
The animal's three mouths yelp and cough, fighting for air.
It thrashes pathetically until, suddenly, it's over
beast is dead.
Where is your sense of shame? You mingle
with... the liars?
127 INT. BPRD GARAGE - SAME 127
ALARMS are ringing as the Hummers pull into the underground
parking garage. Manning and Hellboy jump out of their
vehicle and see -
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- a couple of dead AGENTS sprawled on the loading dock.
What in God's name- ?
Hellboy, Abe, Liz and Johann race past him, disappearing
into the building. The alarm bells are deafening.
128 INT. BPRD CORRIDOR 128
Hellboy leads the way down the corridors, which are alive
with scrambling personnel. Several BPRD employees are lying
on the floor, wounded and confused.
129 INT. LOBBY 129
The top-level human agents are clustered in the lobby, their
guns drawn, all of them aiming at the Prince and his
drooling bodyguards. Standoff.
As Hellboy and the team arrive, Abe sees the Princess, her
arms tied. Her brother holds her by the hair.
Without thinking, he darts forward. Instantly, one of the
trolls swipes at him, its claws just missing his chest-
Abe! No, get back!!
Abe regains his balance and tries again, his eyes glued to
the desperate features of the beautiful young woman. Hellboy
manages to restrain him.
Mr. Sapien, don't! He'll kill you!
I'll kill you all, if that's what you
No. Why don't you just start with me?
Hellboy strolls up to the Prince.
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You bet your ass I do-
Your weapon of choice?
(holds up his massive hand)
In the background, Manning arrives, wide-eyed. Just in time
to see the Prince hand off his captive to one of the trolls.
He drops back, flips his spear to horizontal and waits for
Hellboy feints left, goes right and whips around, swinging
his tail at the Prince. The Prince leaps and jabs with the
spear, poking a hole in Hellboy's coat.
The surrounding crowd backs away as the combatants circle
each other. The Prince is nimble. The Prince is quick. He
thrusts the spear again and again, driving Hellboy into a
display case full of antique weapons.
The glass breaks and a number of swords and axes fall to the
Arm yourself! Use the flail!.
Not my style. Watch and learn, fish bowl.
He punches the Prince, hard. The blow knocks the Prince to
his knees; as he rises, Hellboy connects with a brutal
In the arms of the troll, the Princess' head rockets back
and forth, as if struck. A moan of pain escapes from her
H.B., no! Stop - you mustn't harm him!
As the Prince totters, Hellboy turns to look at Abe,
momentarily distracted- Then-
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Hellboy grimaces and looks down: the Prince's SPEAR TIP is
half-buried in his chest...!
The Prince sneers and gives the spear a savage yank,
breaking off the blade! Hellboy's eyes roll upward; Liz
SCREAMS. She and Johann manage to catch Hellboy as he
The Prince reclaims the Princess and turns to the humans.
His eyes seek out Abe, who has rushed to Hellboy's side.
(showing off the Princess)
If you want to see her again, you'll give
me what's rightfully mine. Many people
died for that crown. Bring it to me.
He and his trolls escape into the night.
131 INT. MEDICAL BAY - LATER 131
Stretched out on an operating table, HB is barely conscious.
Abe, in surgical goggles, probes the wound.
In CLOSE-UP, Abe's webbed fingers lightly touch the glinting
metal that protrudes from Hellboy's sternum. The spear tip
responds, as if alive; it wriggles, producing a GROAN from
Liz is near panic.
Abe, stop studying! Pull the friggin'
thing out, why don't you?
Liz, I'm sorry. It's a magical alloy.
Every time I touch it, it moves closer to
Come here, I'll show you...
Liz backs away, shaking her head.
No! I don't want to see it!
We've got to do something!
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I cannot reverse the magic- we have to
look for the Prince or somebody that can
Go after that son-of-a-bitch and get him
to reverse the spell!!
He'll demand the gold piece-
So? We find it! We give it to him-!!
Manning exchanges a worried look with a couple of his agents
in the b.g.
132 INT. PRINCESS' ROOM - MOMENTS LATER 132
Liz rummages in the Princess' quarters, throwing bedding
around, opening drawers.
133 INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - MOMENTS LATER
Liz bursts into the conference room and starts shoving books
and papers aside, hunting high and low.
134 INT. BPRD CONTROL ROOM - NIGHT
Johann walks into the control room. In every screen a crisis
situation is visible. JAGGED, BLURRY FOOTAGE shows a Yeti at
large in Nebraska and a Plesiosaurus at large in Scotland,
A lupgarou loose in Picadilly, a Winged
creature nesting in a skyscraper- We have
a situation in almost every point of the
Johann looks back at a map with LED indicators signaling
each crisis in the globe. They keep turning on a dozen a
The Rebellion's spreading too fast- The
only way to stop it is to stop the
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135 INT. LIBRARY - NIGHT 135
Abe enters the dark, soaking library and surveys the ruins
of his tank.
He goes directly to one of the book stands, which lies in
pieces on the floor. He comes up with his copy of "Jane
He opens it to Chapter 23 and finds the gold piece.
Liz has come in behind him. Abe quickly palms the precious
thing in his webbed hand.
It doesn't matter.
No. Forget the gold piece. Let's us just
find this royal asshole.
Fire and water, me and you, Abe. We'll
kick his ass.
Abe looks supremely troubled.
Abe, let's do this for Red!
Abe nods, unable to find a good answer. He manages to tuck
the gold piece into his belt.
136 INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - LATER 136
Abe stands at a lectern. Behind him, a projected image of
the Princess' map from the troll market. His finger traces
the strange, elvish text.
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The map contained within the cylinder
Now the case itself proves very useful-
He moistens the holding cylinder case on a rubber stamp mat
and imprints the surface pattern on the paper map. Glyphs
and coordinates become visible.
A silhouette of a twisted, gnarly tree is visible too.
Renvyle it is- Both the Princess and her
brother were born there. They hold it
Even if you're right, we sit tight and
locate the gold piece, make sure he never
ever gets his hands on it. If there's any
truth to this legend, the fate of the
world depends on it.
What about Red?? Don't you care about
A moment of silence. Nobody knows what to say. Finally:
Liz. That may be his destiny. Manning is
right: we can't take the chance.
Liz glares at him.
I see. Red was right about you. Welcome
to the team, Johann. And goodbye.
She leaves the room.
137 INT. HB'S ROOM - LATER 137
Hellboy leans weakly against the doorway to his room. His
cats purr all around him, oblivious to his pain. He sits by
the bed. Liz enters the room. He smiles weakly at her-
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Don't worry, Sparky- It's all going to be
Abe stands nearby, in silence. Liz looks at him, teary-eyed.
We'll make it alright. Screw Manning- You
are right, Liz- We should just do this
together: the three of us.
138 INT. PLANE - NIGHT 138
The BPRD airplane sits quietly in its hangar. In the
passenger compartment, Hellboy climbs up. He looks up to see
Liz smiling down at him.
139 INT. COCKPIT - SAME 139
Abe's sitting in the pilot's seat, leafing through the
massive airplane manual.
Engine, starting- refer to NA-7488-BD...
Liz climbs in behind him.
We stay here much longer, we're gonna get
Just a few more minutes. Here's an easy
way to remember that "port" means "left."
They each have four-
A NOISE from the door: it's Johann.
Good evening, friends.
Don't try to stop us, Johann.
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On the contrary. I've been giving it some
thought, and we should be able to save
Hellboy. After all, the Prince lacks the
gold crown. Without it, his army poses no
threat. None at all.
Abe is very quiet.
Its useless- I- I- can't- I can't pilot
Johann sits down in the co-pilot seat and melds with the
I'll give it a try-
Abe smiles at the sound of the engines starting up.
140 INT. BPRD CORRIDOR - SAME
Manning bangs on a vending machine in one of the BPRD
corridors. As a dribble of hot coffee splatters into his
cup, a couple of AGENTS run up.
Sir - you'd better come, fast -
Got it - ow!
He burns his fingers on the coffee as he hurries after the
141 INT. HANGAR - MOMENTS LATER
The BPRD airplane is ROARING, amid clouds of exhaust fumes.
The plane spins around and around in tight circles, its wing
tips knocking into ladders, lights and shelves.
A bunch of agents are cowering in the doorway as Manning
Not ALL of them, it's not possible!
Isn't that Johann at the controls?
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Sure enough, they get a glimpse of the transparent head
through the cockpit window. Abe's there, too. He raises a
webbed hand to wave goodbye.
The plane taxis outside onto the runway...
142 EXT. RUNWAY - NIGHT 142
.and takes off, barely under control, just missing the New
143 UNDERGROUND 143
The Prince pulls the Princess through fractured, roaring
tunnels. Here and there, the walls are pierced, allowing
light and ocean waves to enter.
Rounding a few corners, the Prince stops near a wall
decorated with a large, elaborate FRESCO. It shows a
stylized family tree, hunting scenes and naive renderings of
trolls, faeries and ogres.
Maybe this will help you remember who we
are, who you are... What our destiny is-
The Prince pushes his sister through a low doorway, out onto
144 LEDGE 144
-overlooking a vast cavern, big as a stadium, lit by a
thousand torches. The mechanical ARMY stands knee-deep in
heaving seawater and foam.
They - they - will be mine to command,
whether you like it or not. Only after
our victory will you appreciate my
sacrifice... and yours.
145 EXT. BPRD PLANE - DAY 145
The BPRD plane exits a bank of clouds and starts its descent
upon an Irish island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
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Massive granite mountains encircle an impossibly green
146 TNT. BPRD PLANE COCKPIT - DAY 146
Early sunlight washes over Hellboy's body, who weakly groans
in Liz's arms.
Where are we, Liz..?
Near the ocean, Red.We'regonna make you
147 EXT.OPEN FIELD,IRELAND - DAY 147
148 SIGN:REYNVILLE,IRELAND. 148
The back doors of the cargo plane opens and out come Abe and
149 EXT. GREEN FIELD - DAY 149
Liz and Abe help Hellboy up to a gnarled TREE, twisted by
eons of wind.
Abe unfurls the map and points at a drawing of a similar,
This should be the portal. By all rights-
Johann reaches the tree and inspects it carefully.
Abe, bring the mapcase over here.
He's found a roundish SLOT in the tree, where the lowest
branch joins the trunk. Abe slips the map back into its
crystal cylinder and holds it alongside: it looks to be a
Yes! Try it, Abe-
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Before you do anything... remember what
we're in for. A world unlike anything
we've ever known. Dangerous, deceptive...
You're wasting time!
Abe inserts and twists the cylinder.
The tree comes to life, hauling its roots out of the ground,
bending them into a swaying arch.
Dangerous, deceptive... and hard to
They walk under the tree roots, into...
150 FAIRY WORLD
A transformed landscape. A perpetual nightland- Still
overlooking the same ocean, but now throbbing with pale
colors and twisted, Rackahm-esque contours.
The men start down the hill, into a valley bordered by a
151 EXT. INLET - DAY 151
The team reaches the stony shore of a mile-wide inlet. Abe
brings out the map.
(pointing to the opposite shore)
Renvyle is over there.
They glance up and down the beach, looking for a boat.
Hellboy blinks and sniffs the air.
A GOBLIN speaks up from an outcropping of rocks in the
shallows directly in front of them. By his side, sitting
atop of a tree: A SATYR and a CROW observe the group.
I bid you welcome, strangers. Would you
be seeking safe passage to Renvyle?
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Yes! Can you help us?
I'm sure you can come to an
The Goblin heaves on an oar and emerges from behind the
rocks. He's standing in the stern of a sturdy little
coracle. Its wooden hull is painted in Celtic patterns.
Room enough for all of you!
(looks at Hellboy)
Even your weary friend.
What will it cost, boatman?
The Goblin smiles, displaying a disconcerting row of
Ah, next to nothing! Make me an offer.
Abe, Johann and Liz confer among themselves:
He won't want money.
(to the goblin)
I have a... belt!
Johann removes his equipment belt, dangling it in front
the creature's bat-like face.
I have no use for such a thing.
Liz shows him her binoculars.
Here... is a wonderful set of eyes, magic
eyes that will bring the world-
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I already have binoculars! No, I see
He points toward Hellboy's chest.
Under his bandage - !
Quick as a squirrel, the creature hops to Hellboy's side and
brings out a KNIFE! SWISH! In one sweep of the blade, he
reveals HB's terrible wound, and the speartip protruding
(points at the steel)
That - in exchange for your crossing!
Don't you touch it - !
She rushes to Hellboy's side, pushing the Goblin back, ready
for a fight. The Goblin shrugs.
Is it so precious to you? Let me pull it
You mustn't. One touch can kill him.
The Goblin's eyes grow wide with understanding.
Ah. I see. We must go to the Angel of
He'll know what to do.
152 EXT. INLET - DAY 152
The tiny boat is a dot on the golden waves of the inlet as
the Goblin rows them to the opposite shore and docks near a
The Goblin leads the way as Liz, Abe and Johann arrive and
help Hellboy up.
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Strange BIRDS hang upside down form the Cave's roof. A
MASSIVE CHIMNEY has been carved out of the cave's rock at
the other end. A Black, ancient figure is hunched there,
warming its skeletal hands by the fire.
A raspy voice utters something in an ancient language. The
Goblin replies, gesturing at Hellboy, who collapses on the
In a deep coma, Hellboy lies on the floor, near the
crackling fireplace. The ANGEL OF DEATH extends its FOUR
BLACK WINGS and a thin, jagged smile appears in its pale,
ANGEL OF DEATH
So. This one... The boy- I remember him
Oh, my God. She knows - ?!
ANGEL OF DEATH
I helped bring him into this world - in
It pulls a set of a glowing, red-hot TONGS out of the fire.
It studies the speartip, which has buried itself deep in
ANGEL OF DEATH (CONT'D)
I warn you: it is his destiny to rule
over the destruction of the Earth. Not
now, not tomorrow - but some day. You are
sure you want him to live?
Yes, I say yes-!
Abe and Johann exchange a silent, worried look.
ANGEL OF DEATH
Very well, then- but let it be said: The
day will come when you will pay the price
fire girl: This will bring you and the
world much sorrow.
And I'll deal with it when that time
comes. Now save him.
The creature cackles and then grips the spear tip with the
tongs. A cry of pain from Hellboy as it withdraws the bloody
point from his chest.
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The ANGEL OF DEATH holds up the speartip and looks at it
ANGEL OF DEATH
(looking at Hellboy)
See - ?
Hellboy's eyes flutter open.
ANGEL OF DEATH
Sleep now, child. Your strength, it will
A guttural HISS from the corner: the Goblin is jumping up
and down, pointing at the speartip.
Our ferry captain - he wants his
ANGEL OF DEATH
Ach, outside with you!
She tosses the speartip to the creature, who scoops it up
and bounds out the door.
instantly, the goblins and birds leap down and crowd around
him, chattering in excitement over the latest prize.
She gazes down at Hellboy, whose yellow eyes are fixed on
her. He smiles wanly.
153 EXT.. HILLTOP - DAY 153
Alone on a hilltop, Abe surveys the coastline. Through the
binoculars, he discerns a SECOND CAVE half-hidden behind
wild, breaking waves.
Glancing back at ANGEL OF DEATH's cave, Johann strikes off
on his own, headed for the cave.
154 EXT. HUT - DAY 154
Outside ANGEL OF DEATH's hut, a bandaged HB is sitting up,
blinking in the sunlight. He sips some tea and gazes at Liz,
who is happy now.
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I almost lost you-
Hellboy smiles and grabs her hand-
I thought you were mad at me.
Well, no one can stay mad forever.
I'm sorry for all the attention, I
thought it would be good for us.
We're never going to make them all happy,
Red. What we have is ours and no one
I can turn my back on the world. I don't
care anymore I don't- as long as you stay
with me- as long as you think I'm still a
Am I a good man, Liz?? Am I??
Yes you are. You are the best man I've
You still seem sad. Is there anything you
want to tell me-??
Yes, there is-
Say it now, then. Whatever it is, I'm
Is it about Johann-
No- no- what are you talking about??
Before she can go on, Johann appears. He carries a poultice
and fresh rags.
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Abe and I have found the entrance to the
Golden Army's resting place- Liz come
(looks at Hellboy)
You should stay behind and get some rest-
And call you in the morning, right?? Like
Hell I will. I'm keeping an eye on you,
155 EXT. HILLS - DAY
Johann, Liz and Hellboy follow a rugged trail along a bluff
high over the sea. Johann refers to the map, then points to
the cave opening a half-mile ahead. Abe is standing there,
Abe points at the violent sea below-
The only way in- I'm afraid we'll have to
(looks at Hellboy)
Can you make it-?
Strange. If this is the entrance-
I know- Why isn't there more security??
With a ROAR, WINK!!!!! - jumps out and throws a CHAIN around
The chain is connected to his IRON MACE which now dangles
around Hellboy's neck.
The two creatures battle each other fiercely. WINK's MACE
destroys a nearby tree, like a wrecking ball and it connects
twice with Hellboy's head.
But Red gets the upper hand quickly, snapping the chain in
two and twirling the mace like a boleador.
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He hits Wink again and again-
See?? It hurts!!! It hurts!!!
Hellboy grips the chain, pulls the creature close, then,
like a weightlifter, raises him high overhead. With a mighty
GRUNT, Hellboy tosses him overboard. WINK hits the jagged
rocks once- twice- thrice-
Ouch- ouch- ouch-
We better go swimming before any more
ugly fellas show up-
He stares down into the swirling waters and discreetly takes
his hand to his bandaged side: He's bleeding. The wound has
Red, are you-?
Don't say a word, Blue- Let's move on-
Johann plunges in from above, his body quickly tumbled by
the rough seas. A moment later, Liz and Hellboy are in the
Johann swims down, leading them into the darkness of the
157 INT. CAVE ENTRANCE - SAME 157
As they bob up for air, they find there's only a few inches
of breathing room between the sea and the rocky ceiling. Liz
Hang on, people. I'll be right back.
Johann dives down to find a rusting, iron LOCK six feet
under the surface. He tries to turn the control wheel, but
can't make it budge.
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Seconds later, Hellboy is at his side, gripping the wheel in
his huge hands. Using all his strength, Hellboy finally
manages to turn it.
His bandage, however, floats free... and his wound opens up,
emitting a plume of blood.
Lungs bursting, he shoots to the surface. Johann stays
behind and swings open the lock, revealing...
159 A STAIRWELL 159
.carved from the living rock, leading upward into the
depths of the cliff.
160 STAIRS - LATER 160
The trio cautiously climbs the stairs, finding their way
with light sticks. Hellboy stops to lean against the wall.
He dabs at his chest with a rag.
Hold up. We need to rest.
Says who? I'm fine, I tell ya.
He lurches forward, pushing past the others, fighting off
This was a mistake. He's -
The stairs lead to-
161 INT. CAVERN 161
-a vast underground arena where a thousand torches are
CAMERA PULLS BACK to reveal rank upon rank of GOLDEN
SOLDIERS. Immobile. Silent. Waiting.
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Hellboy leads the way down a row of gleaming statues,
pausing to gaze up at the blank face of one of the
Hey, amigo. You got some gum?
Two rows away, Johann examines the lethal weaponry that
terminates the arms of each soldier.
Most ingenious. A versatile, highly
mobile killing machine.
Make that machines, Johann. I see more
Hellboy taps on a soldier's mechanical chest, which booms
faintly, sending ECHOES up into the dark cavern.
Wow. You hear that? Listen -
He thumps it, harder. The mechanical thing rocks
CRASH!!! The thing falls onto the soldier behind it! Then,
the ear-shattering noise of a hundred car wrecks builds as
- a toppling LINE OF SOLDIERS races away like falling
The sound dwindles, then builds again as ANOTHER LINE of
falling soldiers bears down on them!!
Liz screams and Hellboy pulls her aside. The soldiers crash
past them until -
- the din suddenly stops. The PRINCE stands revealed at the
head of the column.
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As a boy, they say I enjoyed toy
soldiers. So do you, I see.
He strolls past the mechanical figures, pausing to kick
aside some of the weapons.
You're bleeding. Most unfortunate.
Hellboy wipes at his oozing chest wound.
Yeah. Now it's your turn.
Do you envy these contraptions? They
never bleed. They feel nothing. Not even
the zest of combat.
The Prince circles them, keeping an eye on Johann.
These fighting men are the very model of
patience... merely awaiting word from
their lawful commander.
From his tunic, he brings forth two of the gold segments.
he fits them together...
You have the remaining piece, I presume.
We do not -
Then you are most foolish.
He gestures to some troll GUARDS near a tunnel entrance.
They lead the Princess out in chains.
You came here expecting what? Mercy?
The death you would unleash will never
happen! What you need is far from here
and will stay out of your reach forever.
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A VOICE reaches their ears from the tunnel entrance behind
Stop - I have it.
Abe, dripping wet, stands there, the last gold segment in
the palm of his hand.
Here... For her... Take it...
Oh, my God. What has he done?
Keeping his eyes on the Princess, Abe gives the gold piece
to the Prince.
Hellboy steps forward, feeling dizzy and betrayed.
You cannot fight him- not without hurting
What would you do if it was Liz??
CLICK! The Prince fits the gold parts together and places
the resulting crown on his head!
I am Prince Nuada and I command my army
to life once more. Does anyone dispute my
With the deep sound of gears, ratchets and springs, the army
comes to life. Up comes the lances and shields.
(points at the team)
Abe is now aghast, seeing the Prince drag his sister back.
(to the Prince)
That was your price!! A ransom, you said -
paid in good faith!!
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Why, he lied to us!
Abe old buddy. If we survive this, we
need to talk.
The Army swings into action, marching toward them. The four
friends retreat, soon pressed against one of the walls.
He - he's a cad! Can you imagine, a
highborn heir to the throne, last in a
noble line of-
Not now, Abe, okay?
The first phalanx of golden soldiers is upon them, their
terrifying weapons slashing in unison. Hellboy brings out
his huge gun and starts firing as Johann grabs a torch and
swings it like a club.
A couple of the mechanical soldiers go down, only to pop
back onto their feet, new weapons blossoming on their arms.
Let me -
Liz summons up a white-hot burst of electrical fire in each
hand. With a yell, she unleashes a searing EXPLOSION at the
The shock wave rolls through the enemy ranks, flattening
scores of soldiers. For a moment, the BPRD team regains
hope... but the endless lines of mechanicals keep coming,
marching on and over their scorched comrades.
Hellboy holsters the Samaritan and rushes forward, giving it
his best. His wound is running with fresh blood.
He punches a soldier, whose mace pounds repeatedly against
his ravaged chest; as blood spatters his face, Hellboy
groans and keeps fighting, to absolutely no effect.
At length, the mechanical arms throw Hellboy against the
wall, where he collapses, unable to carry on.
Invincibility!? So - the only one thing
may stop them -
Johann unzips his suit; with a HISSS, his ectoplasmic self
flows out, into the body of the nearest mechanical soldier!
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Instantly, the thing whirls on its companions and starts
chopping! Bits and pieces of gold machinery fly about as
Johann rips into the enemy!!
But again, fresh metal soldiers fill in for the fallen. As
the BPRD team watches in dismay, Johann's mechanical shell
is surrounded by the other SOLDIERS, who methodically
dismember it like marauding insects!
As the parts drop to the floor, twitching and useless,
Johann slithers out and re-inhabits his suit.
Ach. They are too many. Anyone have
Hellboy grabs the nearest sword and hauls himself to his
Prince Nuada: I challenge your right to
command this army!
With a soft BOOM, the clockwork troops come to a halt! All
the mechanical heads turn toward the Prince, who stands on a
ledge with his sister.
No= please- no-
Hellboy moves away from him.
A challenge must be answered! Raise your
A challenge from you? A nobody?? You are
No!! He is Anung-un-Rma- son of the
Fallen one- He has the right!
Her eyes lock with Abe's: there's no other way.
The Prince sees Hellboy coming and with a bitter smile picks
up his sword.
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(to the BPRD team)
May his fate show you the cost of pride
As the hall rings with their first blows of their swords-
Hellboy's too weak-
Summoning up his last ounce of strength, Hellboy manages to
drive the Prince back into the center of the arena, where
they fight under the inscrutable gaze of the golden army.
Every time Hellboy gets a clean shot at the Prince, Abe
looks at him, pleading, and HB has no choice but to keep
parrying off his enemy.
Hellboy's sword grows heavy in his hands; he stares at it in
dismay as it trembles. His muscles can no longer respond.
The Prince is ready to kill him.
(witness to a nightmare)
No!! NO! !
A sudden movement at the ledge, where the Princess steps
Using her concealed DAGGER, she STABS HERSELF in the right
arm!! In silent slow motion, she drops the dagger.
Instantly, the Prince drops his arm... his hands come away
red with blood. He looks over at his sister.
They share a hard look of mutual understanding. Love and
Hellboy raises, through supreme effort, bleeding. He quickly
raises his sword. The fight resumes, but this time, HB has
He fights bravely and after parrying fiercely with the
Prince, he disarms him and points his sword at his chest.
I- have- won-
No. You have not-
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He impales himself on HELLBOY's sword. The blade goes
through his abdomen and protrudes on the other side. Hellboy
pulls it out, but it's too late. Both the Prince and the
Princess collapse to the ground, mortally wounded.
Abe hurries to the Princess. Takes her into his arms,
blinking in despair.
The pale young creature is now a ghostly white. She lifts
her eyes to Abe's, caressing his thin, scaly face.
We'll find each other again, somewhere.
And she dies in his arms.
In the center of the arena:
You... think you're any different from
me? The humans - they will tire of you.
They will disappoint you. And in the end,
they will betray you. You... are living a
lie. Your time will come again. May you
make a better choice.
Then, he, too, is dead. Both him and his sister turn to
fine, pale dust. And the wind carries away the ashes from
Shaken, Hellboy lifts the crown from the Prince's head.
Looks at it carefully, as if considering the possibilities.
Suddenly, he rips it into pieces. As he crushes the first
. an entire division of the golden army collapses into a
heap of scrap metal!
Hellboy does the same with a second section of the crown and
another massive division of the army tumbles into junk!
HB is about the tear up the last segment of the crown, when
it explodes in his hands!
WHUMP! The last of the army disintegrates.
Hellboy confronts the Prince's frightened troll guards:
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(to the trolls)
You - and your kind! Leave here. And stay
in the shadows - where you belong.
As the ogres slink back into the tunnels, Liz looks at
Hellboy. He seems angry, stung by the Prince's last words.
163 EXT. HILLS - DAY
The BPRD team crosses waterfalls and stone bridges, through
the magical hills.
Liz walks at Hellboy's side, but he avoids her glance.
164 EXT. TREE -- DAY
They reach the strange, twisted tree. Johann takes the map
cylinder and fits it into the slot.
Any last minute requests?
Do it, please. I - I'm ready for the real
Johann turns the cylinder. The tree roots form their arch...
and the BPRD team walks through.
165 EXT. RENVYLE - DAY
On the other side of the tree: Manning and a bunch of agents
have set up spotter scopes and are gazing out over the
countryside, looking for them.
Suddenly, the team appears, literally from out of nowhere.
Whoa! Where'd you come from? We were just-
I know, here to help. Well, I appreciate
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Abe steps past Hellboy and removes his gunbelt and equipment
Yes, Mr. Manning. I want to thank you,
too. For all you've done for us over the
He gives his stuff to the astonished agent.
What? What, exactly is this?
Hellboy glances at Abe, then hauls out the Samaritan and
shrugs off his pack, too.
Come on. You're resigning?
Looks that way, doesn't it?
Hellboy starts to leave, but spins around and takes his gun
I think I'll keep this.
He finally meets Liz's gaze. She crosses to him and takes
him by the arm. She walks off with Hellboy and Abe, clinging
tightly to the big, red daemon.
Liz -- not you, too!?
They can't do this. Stop them, Johann-
Manning, you're an asshole.
166 EXT. COASTLINE - DAY 166
Miles down the road, Abe stands on a promontory, staring off
at the ocean, which blazes with golden reflections.
Liz and HB sit next to each other on some mossy rocks.
Overhead: blue sky, puffy white clouds.
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What you said before - about us living
I mean it! `Course, I'm thinking USA...
but, hey - you decide.
Let's find a place in the country. Clean
air - green hills - fresh milk from the
A yard... With lots of room to grow in.
(he looks blank)
Grow? who gonna grow- ?
Our baby, that's who!
On Hellboy's immense grin: FREEZE FRAME. Roll CREDITS.
At the end of the credits-
POST CREDIT SEQUENCE
167 EXT. ANTARTICA - DAY
5 ZINCO ENTERPRISES helicopters land on the hard, icy
surface of Amundsen's glacier. A row of GUARDS in black
garb flank each helicopter.
Out of one of them exits RODERICK ZINCO, billionare, madman.
He carries a mechanized container, a little larger than a
hat box. CAMERA follows as he enters through a crevace and..
168 INT. NAZI LAB, ANTARTICA - DAY
Light shines through the ice walls and into rows and rows of