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Guillermo Del Toro making Ron Perlman's life a living 'Hellboy'

Director Guillermo del Toro gave Comics2Film/CBR news a report from the setof "Hellboy" currently in its fifth week of the eighteen-weekproduction.

As one would expect, Del Toro's enthusiasm for the project is still high. Thedirector reports that the shoot is going great and also added, "I'm havinga blast!!"

However, things may be less fun for actors Ron Perlman and Doug Jones, whoplay Hellboy and Abe Sapien respectively.  These non-human charactersrequire the actors to spend lots of time in the make up chair.

"Ron's make up time is four hours every day. Doug Jones: sixhours," the director told C2F. "When bare-chested Ron is six and ahalf hours and Doug is around eight hours."

We're not sure if that includes time removing the makeup after the shoot aswell. Still the effort from the actors is paying off.

"We've shot only a scene or two of Abe and Hellboy but they are a joy tosee together," Del Toro said, "like seeing Lennon and McCartney!"

So when will fans see Perlman in make up? Probably this week! The directortold C2F/CBR News that there should be a batch of design images and other photosup on the official sitewith "one selected photo of the Big Red One" showing up on Friday.

Del Toro also tells us that the film still has not landed a composer. MarcoBeltrami ("Blade II") had previously been on board but dropped out dueto scheduling concerns.

"I am hoping to lock the composer in the next three to four weeks,"Del Toro said. The movie would also have a song soundtrack on top of thetraditional score "The soundtrack is in discussion and I would love for itto have a lot of Tom Waits, that's for sure."

"Hellboy" is due in theaters summer of 2004.

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