It might seem that every one new horror movies mining a traditional franchise are contractually obliged to make use of the identical title. The newest Hellraiser is preserving to that format. And now now we have the primary have a look at the central Cenobite creature Pinhead, performed right here by Sense8‘s Jamie Clayton.
The Night time Home director David Bruckner is behind the brand new movie, however do not go anticipating a lazy remake of the 1987 unique.
“This isn’t a remake,” the filmmaker tells Leisure Weekly. “I simply did not assume you can ever remake the unique Hellraiser. It is an excessive amount of its personal factor and it might be, I feel, perilous territory for filmmakers, as a result of how do you prime that? This can be a new story within the Hellraiser universe.”
“It is the story of a younger lady (Riley, performed by Odessa A’zion), who’s combating habit and compulsive conduct, that is available in contact unintentionally with the field and sadly begins to dabble with it,” provides Bruckner. “And chaos ensues.”
As for switching up Pinhead, the director knew they wanted to move in a contemporary path too. “We felt a form of anticipation across the followers to reimagine the character,” says Bruckner. “We knew we needed Pinhead to be a lady. Jamie was simply the suitable individual for the position. An individual’s id may be actually thrilling for a job in some ways, however I’ve to emphasise that Jamie completely killed, that is how we acquired there.” For extra on the film, head to EW‘s website.
Hellraiser will debut on Hulu within the US on 7 October, which suggests we are able to count on it on Disney+ right here across the similar time. Which suggests Pinhead is now… a Disney Princess? May occur. First tune: “now we have such siiights to shoooow youuuu…”