David Bruckner (The Ritual) is resurrecting the Hellraiser franchise for Spyglass Media and Hulu—and we’ve learned that Jamie Clayton (Sense8) is playing the iconic role of Pinhead.
Described as a “loyal, yet evolved re-imagining of Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic,” the upcoming film will be produced by Barker himself, alongside Marc Toberoff, David S. Goyer, and Keith Levine. The script was written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, the writing duo behind Brucker’s most recent film, The Night House.
“It’s been such an honour to have Clive on board to help support and shepherd us through the incredible universe he created so long ago,” Bruckner said in a statement. “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.”
“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,” Barker said. “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 honour the original even as they revolutionize it for a new generation.”
The new movie’s cast also includes Odessa A’zion (Let’s Scare Julie), Brandon Flynn (Ratched), Goran Visnjic (The Boys), Drew Starkey (Scream: The TV Series), Adam Faison (Into the Dark), Aoife Hinds (Normal People), and Hiam Abbass (Blade Runner 2049). Principal photography on the project has already wrapped.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)