Hellraiser reboot wanted to get an original star back

Original star Doug Bradley was asked to do a cameo for the Hellraiser reboot, but he declined.

by Charlene Badasi | published

Hellraiser Doug Bradley

After debuting as Chief Cenobite in 1987 Hellraiser, Doug Bradley reprized the role in several subsequent sequels. But when he was approached for a cameo in the upcoming Hulus Hellraiser After the reboot, the actor turned down the offer, saying that he wanted to leave his legacy with the character. It is still unclear whether the 68-year-old was offered a demonic role, or if he would have appeared in a more human capacity.

in an interview with Jake takesDirector of Hellraiser Reboot, David Brueckner confirmed the news, saying, “We reached out to Doug because we wanted him to have a cameo in the film in some way.” But in the midst of a pandemic, I don’t know… he also respectfully his Wanted to leave a legacy with the character and you can’t argue with that.” Interestingly, since retiring his version of the character, Bradley has done intense makeup for several in-person photo opportunities.

In addition to being the leading figure of the monstrous Cenobites in the horror classic, fans gave Bradley’s villain the nickname “Pinhead” because his entire skull was covered with nails. Her character was revealed for the first time with scary makeup Hellbound: Hellraiser II As shown in the story how the human figure turned into a demonic creature. Given the actor’s history with the role, it’s understandable that fans are disappointed that he declined a cameo. Hellraiser reboot.

From a screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, directed by David Bruckner Hellraiser The reboot aims to serve as a new adaptation of Clive Barker’s 1986 novel The Hellbound Heart. As such, the Hulu project will not reprise the original film. Instead, it will turn some aspects of the source material into a new story that will potentially start the franchise for a new generation.

“It’s not a remake,” explained Brueckner. Hellraiser reboot. “I just didn’t think you could ever remake the original.” He said that the 1987 classic is very much its own thing and it would be dangerous territory for filmmakers to top it. The new storyline in the franchise stars Odessa A’Zion as Riley and Jamie Clayton as Pinhead. Brandon Flynn, Goran Winjic, Drew Starkey, Adam Faison, Aoife Hinds, Selina Lo and Hime Abbas have been cast in undisclosed roles.

Hellraiser The reboot tells the story of a young woman battling addiction, who comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box. But he is unaware that the purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension. The project is a co-production between 20th Century Studios, Spyglass Media Group, and Phantom Four Films.

Meanwhile, recently released trailer Cenobites promises a dark, unsettling journey into a world of desire and pain. The film has its world premiere on October 4 at Beyond Fest in Santa Monica. It will then be released as a Hulu Original in the United States on October 7. Hellraiser The reboot will also debut on Disney+ in some international regions.

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