New Hellraiser Film Cast Announced
Spyglass Media Group and Hulu unveiled the cast for Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic, ‘Hellraiser’. The horror film stars Odessa A’zion, who played in “Grand Army,” “Mark, Mary, & Some Other People,” alongside Jamie Clayton from “The L Word: Generation Q,” “Sense8,” who portrays the iconic character “Pinhead.” Rounding out the cast are Brandon Flynn, Goran Visnjic, Drew Starkey, Adam Faison, Aoife Hinds and Hiam Abbass.
Original creator Barker, alongside Marc Toberoff, will act as producers, joining Phantom Four’s David S. Goyer and Keith Levine. 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,” said Peter Oillataguerre, President of Production for Spyglass. “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,” said Bruckner. “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,” said Goyer. “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,” said Barker. “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 re-imagining of “Hellraiser” will debut exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu.