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.
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