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When you thought 2021 was stacked with fan-favorite franchise returns, then 2022 would love a phrase. At present we’re recapping each goddamn factor we all know concerning the upcoming Hulu Hellraiser movie. As a result of actually, it’s all I ever take into consideration.
So, if you’ll want to rise up to hurry on one of many 12 months’s most fascinating and anticipated horror initiatives, now we have acquired you lined. Let’s take a fast stroll down every little thing Dread Central at the moment is aware of concerning the forthcoming Hellraiser realigning from director David Bruckner (The Night time Home).
We shall be overlaying every little thing from pre-production artistic hires, casting rumors and bulletins and even provide you with perception on how the taking pictures appears to be stepping into Belgrade. So, let’s go!
First issues first let’s speak concerning the director as a result of this dude has curated one hell of a resume for himself over the previous few years. Beginning with the chilling Netflix second The Ritual, David Bruckner’s newest launch The Night time Home can also be excellent. Anybody who has seen The Night time Home can have a way of why Bruckner is completely suited to deliver Hellraiser again to its darkish and suave roots.
The brand new movie within the Clive Barker legacy collection may also be written by Hollywood hotshot David S. Goyer. This is similar dude who wrote each Blade and The Darkish Knight. Nevertheless, it’s quasi-newcomer Brucker who I’m personally probably the most enthusiastic about taking on the reins of Hell.
Sitting down with SFX journal again in August, Bruckner shared some tight-lipped updates on what we are able to anticipate from the forthcoming movie. On the time he referred to as it “one thing of a small reimagining” of the unique Clive Barker movie in addition to his novella “The Hellbound Coronary heart”. We love to listen to that he’s gone again to the supply after so a few years of meandering.
Right here is his full Hellraiser quote:
“However it’s one thing that we’re actively working in direction of, and it’s a pleasure and a dream for a filmmaker like myself to dive into that world. All I’ll say is that we’re intentioning to be as true as we are able to to the unique materials. [Clive Barker’s original story] ‘The Hellbound Coronary heart’ can also be a main supply of inspiration, in addition to the unique movie. However then it’s one thing of a small reimagining and we’re at the moment engaged on it.”
As early as 2011 BOOM! Studios have depicted a girl Pinhead / Hell Priest of their Hellraiser collection, and the character’s gender was by no means assigned in Clive Barker’s ‘The Hellbound Coronary heart’. So it got here as no shock after we came upon producers had been trying to solid a non-binary performer within the upcoming iteration on Hulu.
The boundary-pushing star of RuPaul’s Drag Race star Gottmik gagged the nation after they appeared within the Season 13 finale as a high-femme, totally crystalized imaginative and prescient of Pinhead. And we had been by no means the identical once more. Seems we weren’t alone! When producers of the upcoming Hellraiser movie noticed the footage of Gottmik in his Pinhead eleganza, they instantly referred to as him in for an audition. TO PLAY PINHEAD!
Drag star Gottmik explains by way of an unique interview with Leisure Weekly:
After they noticed my Hellraiser [look], they gave me the audition for Pinhead. I did [go on tape]! However I wasn’t menacing sufficient! I needed to learn a bunch, I used to be in my house, towards the wall, full-on attempting to be Pinhead, pretending to drag needles out of my head, simply stepping into! It was so humorous! — I needed to be Pinhead greater than something in my soul, however, additionally, I’m like, I get that! I imply, no less than let me stroll on the carpet in that look! I’ll make a brand new one! I simply need to be there. I’ll simply be within the background subsequent to Pinhead!
Whereas Gottmik sadly didn’t land the Pinhead position, one other iconic non-binary actor emerged victorious!
Jamie Clayton (The L Phrase: Era Q) was reported by THR to be starring as Pinhead within the upcoming 2022 reboot within the later half of 2022. It was round this identical time we acquired phrase that filming had wrapped in Belgrade.
If a gender-swapped Pinhead sounds unusual to you, try the unique novella The Hellbound Coronary heart. In Clive Barker’s story, the top Hell Priest was by no means described as explicitly male. The BOOM! Studios comedian books (pictured within the above picture) have already integrated a feminine Pinhead numerous instances and it was cool as hell.
Different solid members embody Goran Visnjic (The Boys), Brandon Flynn (13 Causes Why), Drew Starkey (Outer Banks), Hiam Abbass (Succession), Adam Faison (Every thing’s Gonna Be Okay), and Aoife Hinds (Regular Folks).
Clive Barker’s return
Clive Barker is lastly returning to the producer seat for this new manufacturing. Barker not too long ago gained a authorized battle to acquire the rights again to his franchise and can retain the collection on December 19th. We anticipate extra thrilling Pinhead content material from him additional down the road
Converse of the satan, Barker has been constructive concerning the present movie, telling THR:
Having seen a number of the designs from David Bruckner’s new Hellraiser movie, they pay homage to what the primary movie created, however then take it to locations it’s by no means been earlier than,” he acknowledged. “It is a Hellraiser on a scale that I merely didn’t anticipate. David and his group are steeped within the story’s mythology, however what excites me is their need to honour the unique at the same time as they revolutionize it for a brand new era.
Earlier than filming wrapped final 12 months, Jamie Clayton, the star who will subsequent painting Pinhead, shared the video add of her face-molding course of, and it doesn’t look snug. (She tells a number of inquiring minds within the feedback that it took about 34 minutes to finish.)
Much more fascinating is who else she tagged within the current submit: Burbank, CA-based studio Russell FX.
Josh and Sierra Russell are the sensible make-up wizards behind fashionable horror gems like The Ritual and The Night time Home. Each of those glorious movies are additionally directed by Hellraiser helmer David Bruckner. When you wanna lose your lunch, I extremely advocate testing their Instagram feed. It’s gnarly AF.
Lastly, how do you’re feeling concerning the forthcoming Hellraiser reboot? Is it time to offer this basic franchise somewhat love, or ought to we be leaving titles like this one alone? Let me know on Twitter by way of @joshkorngut. I’m all the time down to speak about all issues Hellraiser!