‘Hellraiser’ Reboot Announces Female Pinhead, Rest Of Cast

It’s official–the upcoming reboot of Clive Barker’s 1987 Hellraiser will be different.

First and foremost, Spyglass Media Group this week announced that Jamie Clayton (Sense8) will take on the pivotal role of Pinhead in the new film–a part originally played by Doug Bradley. It also was confirmed, according to a report on Deadline, that the remake will stream exclusively on Hulu on a yet-to-be-announced date.

The rest of the cast includes the previously announced Odessa A’zion, as well as Brandon Flynn, Goran Visnjic, Drew Starkey, Adam Faison, Aoife Hinds and Hiam Abbass.

The new film–directed by David Bruckner from a screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (based on a story by David S. Goyer)–is produced by Barker, Goyer, Marc Toberoff and Keith Levine.

Bruckner said it was “an honor to have Clive (Barker) on board to help support and shepherd us through the incredible universe he created so long ago.” Barker, for his part, said the reboot “pays homage to what the first film created, but then takes it to places it’s never been before. This is a Hellraiser on a scale that I simply didn’t expect.”

The original Hellraiser–written and directed by Barker (and based on his 1986 novella The Hellbound Heart)–dealt with a mystical puzzle box which summoned the Cenobites, sadomasochistic beings–led by Pinhead–who don’t know the difference between pleasure and pain. Despite lukewarm reviews, the movie was a juggernaut at the box office, earning $14.6 million on a budget of just $1 million.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this reboot of Hellraiser on Hulu.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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