‘Hellraiser’ Reboot Receives Bloody First Trailer
The official logline of the film reads, “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.”
Director David Bruckner explains to EW, “It’s the tale of a young woman, who’s struggling with addiction and compulsive behavior, that comes in contact accidentally with the box and unfortunately begins to dabble with it. And chaos ensues.”
The main villain Pinhead was portrayed by Doug Bradley in the original film and its sequels, but it is played by “Sense8” actress Jamie Clayton in the upcoming reboot. Brucker says of casting a trans woman for the role, “We felt a kind of anticipation around the fans to reimagine the character.”
He adds, “We knew we wanted Pinhead to be a woman. Jamie was just the right person for the role. A person’s identity can be really exciting for a role in many ways, but I have to emphasize that Jamie absolutely killed; that’s how we got there.”
“Hellraiser” will have its world premiere at Beyond Fest in Santa Monica, California on October 4. The film is scheduled to be released exclusively on Hulu on October 7.