Spyglass Media Group, LLC and Hulu have partnered on a new re-imagining of Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic, “Hellraiser,”. It was announced today by Peter Oillataguerre, President of Production for Spyglass.
The film will star Odessa A’zion (“Grand Army,” “Mark, Mary, & Some Other People,”) alongside Jamie Clayton (“The L Word: Generation Q,” “Sense8,”) who portrays the iconic character “Pinhead.” The actress (who identifies as transgender) is rumoured to play the first female incarnation of the charecter. Principal photography on the film is reported to have wrapped with a release date still to be confirmed.
Rounding out the cast are Brandon Flynn (“13 Reasons Why,” “Ratched,”) Goran Visnjic (“The Boys,” “ER,”) Drew Starkey (“Outer Banks,” “Love, Simon,”) Adam Faison (“Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” “Into the Dark”), Aoife Hinds (“Normal People,” “Anne Boleyn,”) and Hiam Abbass (“Blade Runner 2049,” “Succession.”)
Original creator Barker, alongside Marc Toberoff, come aboard as producers, joining Phantom Four’s David S. Goyer and Keith Levine. As previously announced, David Bruckner (“The Night House”, “The Ritual,”) is directing from a screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (“The Night House,” “Super Dark Times”) with story by Goyer.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.“
“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 honour the original even as they revolutionise it for a new generation.”
For over three decades, the “Hellraiser” franchise has reached “cult favorite” status with a universe that has spawned ten films, graphic novels and merchandise. The re-imagining of “Hellraiser” will debut exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu under a new deal with Spyglass; the release date is still to be confirmed.
Oillataguerre and Chris Stone, Vice President of Production & Development will oversee the film on behalf of Spyglass.
Spyglass is also producing the next Scream installment Scream 5.
A Hellraiser TV show is also reportedly in the works at HBO.
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