In the spring of 2019, a reboot of the spooky 1987 classic was given the green light by Spyglass Media Group. Producer and screenwriter included David S. Goyer (Terminator: Dark Fate) and a year later David Bruckner (The dark house) signed up for the executive chair. Since then there had been no major news about the project, but everything changed this week. It turns out that the novel movie Hellraiser just finished filming and boasts the actor Jamie clayton in the role of the iconic antagonist Pinhead.
Regarding his origins, it should be remembered that Pinhead is a fictional character who had his film debut in the original film Hellraiser. This one was inspired by the novel The Hellbound Heart of the inventive writer Clive barker, about a group of sadomasochistic entities (from another dimension) that call themselves “cenobites.” Its leader, Pinhead, was played by Doug Bradley in four installments of the film franchise. Now, Jamie Clayton will be the first woman to step into the high priest’s shoes.
In addition, latest reports indicate that Barker himself stands out as a producer of the reboot, in complicity with David S. Goyer, Keith Levine and Marc Toberoff. The film’s cast is complemented by Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why) Goran Visnjic (The Boys) Drew Starkey (Love, simon) Adam Faison (Into the dark), Aoife Hinds (Normal People), Selina Lo (Boss Level) and Hiam Abbass (Blade Runner 2049). At the head of the cast, lies the actress Odessa A’zion, who comes from starring in the series Grand Army from Netflix.
The new one Hellraiser filming ended in recent days, under the direction of David Bruckner, from a script co-written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. No official synopsis has been released.
«It has been a great honor to have Clive [Barker] on board to support and guide us through the incredible universe that he created so long ago. Combined with an intrepid and committed cast, including the incredible Jamie Clayton – who fully embodies the role of the Priest of Hell – our goal is to create a very special new chapter in the legacy of HellraiserBruckner said in a statement (via).
Jamie Clayton comes from starring in drama series like The L World: Generation Q and Designated Survivor. Between 2015 and 2018 she gave life to the hacker Nomi Marks in the Netflix original show Sense8. Now, by assuming the role of Pinhead in Hellraiser, the Californian would have become the first transgender woman to lead a horror franchise of such dimensions (via).
The aforementioned reboot will have exclusive premiere on the platform streaming Hulu. There is no official release date yet.
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