Straight from Hulu’s official Twitter, we’ve learned that the upcoming Hellraiser reboot starring Jamie Clayton is due for release a lot sooner than we might have thought.
Recently rated as a hard R, due to ‘Strong bloody horror violence and gore, language throughout, some sexual content, and brief graphic nudity.’, the reboot has been met with mixed reactions from loyal fans of the franchise thus far.
Hulu Reinvigorating Dead Horror Franchises
Hulu seems to be on a bit of a roll recently, with its excellent Fresh dropping earlier this year, and then the more recent Prey, which has garnered rave reviews, and has given fans of the Predator franchise new hope going forward. Hulu seems to be taking things seriously, including with the new Hellraiser, bringing the franchise creator Clive Barker on board as an executive producer to ensure its quality.
The upcoming reboot sounds like a new, yet faithful take on the franchise.
“A young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension.”
Whilst it doesn’t give much away, it sounds like we’ll be seeing the familiar faces we grew accustomed to in the franchise’s previous ten films, which is something at least.
Teaser, Release Date and More
As already mentioned, the official Hulu Twitter announced the David Bruckner-helmed reboot of Hellraiser will be arriving on our screens just in time for Halloween, on October 7th.
— Hulu (@hulu) August 24, 2022
With our first look at Jamie Clayton’s Pinhead, albeit obscured, the re-imagined and updated version of the classic horror figure seems to be similar to the original.
As already mentioned, Jamie Clayton of Sense8 fame stars alongside an ensemble cast which includes Odessa A’zion (Fam), Adam Faison (Everything’s Gonna Be Okay), Drew Starkey (The Devil All the Time), Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Aoife Hinds (The Long Call) and many more in undisclosed roles.
A full teaser trailer surely won’t be far away which will shed more light on the film, but for now, fans will have to make do with what we have.
It doesn’t seem that the upcoming film is the only modern foray into the franchise, with HBO developing a Hellraiser television series. As of now, David Gordon Green of the Halloween, Halloween Kills, and Halloween Ends trilogy is attached to direct a few episodes, including the pilot. HBO has followed Hulu’s footsteps in getting Clive Barker to produce the show as well.
Source: Bloody Disgusting