Rebooting old films is all the rage, especially when a studio bank on the nostalgia of it all. This trend has been common in Hollywood for some time, and in recent events seen done with Horror films, and done quite well at that. In the past few years, we’ve seen the return of many iconic horror franchises including It, Halloween, and Scream. Now it seems Hollywood is ready to raise yet another popular franchise from the dead, reinventing it for modern audiences with an all-new take on a classic character.
We’ve known for a bit now that Hulu was in development on a reboot of the popular horror franchise and that they were looking to genderswap the iconic role of Pinhead. In a new report from the Illuminerdi, actress Odessa A’zion is set to play the lead character of “Riley” in the upcoming film. She is best known for her work in Wayne, Fam, and Grand Army.
The Hellraiser reboot is one of two projects in development based on author Clive Barker’s book The HellBound Heart. The film reboot is set to release on Hulu while a separate series is in development at HBO Max with direct involvement from Barker, who will serve as executive producer on the series. Plot details for both projects remain under wraps as development continues. The film will be directed by David Bruckner with Luke Piotrowski and Ben Collins writing the screenplay.