We’ve gone a while without news on the Hellraiser film adaptation from Hulu. Now we have some casting details and Clive Barker‘s involvement. Today, Hulu and Spyglass Media showed off that Jamie Clayton is taking up the mantle of the lead cenobite, Pinhead. Clive Barker is also involved in the production as a producer. In addition to Clayton, the rest of the cast is Odessa A’zion, Brandon Flynn, Goran Visnjic, Drew Starkey, Adam Faison, Aoife Hinds, and Hiam Abbass. David Bruckner directs a script from Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. David S. Goyer did the original story for the film. Which is of course, based on the characters created by Barker.
Peter Oillataguerre, President of Production for Spyglass, had this to say about the film:
Next year marks the 35th anniversary since Hellraiser first haunted our dreams. It’s only fitting to come full circle in collaborating with Clive, the original creator and master of visionary horror. We look forward to working with our partners at Hulu in bringing this unique take on the original to new audiences.
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David S. Goyer had this to say.
From the moment I first read The Hellbound Heart, Clive Barker became one of my literary heroes. His work is transgressive and completely redefined the horror genre. Under the guiding hand of David Bruckner, we’re going back to the source and taking our inspiration from that original novella.
Bruckner followed with this.
It’s been such an honor to have Clive onboard to help support and shepherd us through the incredible universe he created so long ago. Combined with a fearless and committed cast, including the amazing Jamie Clayton, who fully embodies the role as the Hell Priest, we’re aiming to create a very special new chapter in the Hellraiser legacy.
Finally, the man himself, Clive Barker had this to say.
Having seen some of the designs from David Bruckner’s new Hellraiser film, they pay homage to what the first film created, but then take it to places it’s never been before. This is a Hellraiser on a scale that I simply didn’t expect. David and his team are steeped in the story’s mythology, but what excites me is their desire to honor the original even as they revolutionize it for a new generation.
Hellraiser has been dormant for awhile as a franchise, but now we’re getting this film and the upcoming HBO series.
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