Originally reported by the website The Illuminerdi this week, Bloody Disgusting has been able to confirm that Odessa A’zion has landed the leading role in the next Hellraiser movie!
David Bruckner (The Night House), who helmed Netflix’s The Ritual as well as sections of Bloody Disgusting’s horror anthologies V/H/S and Southbound, is directing the relaunch of the Hellraiser franchise for Spyglass Media, and the movie has been acquired by Hulu. The script was written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (SiREN, Super Dark Times, The Night House).
Odessa A’zion was recently seen in Netflix’s series “Grand Army,” and she’s also appeared in “Nashville,” “Love,” “Fam,” and the films Let’s Scare Julie and Mark, Mary & Some Other People.
The original Hellraiser was written and directed by Clive Barker, an adaptation of his own novella, The Hellbound Heart. It has spawned nine follow-up movies, most recently 2018’s Hellraiser: Judgment. It’s been a case of diminishing returns for the franchise in recent years, to say the very least, and Bruckner may be the guy to do a good deal of course-correction.
More as we learn it.
As you may recall, a “Hellraiser” television series is also in the works at HBO Max with David Gordon Green (Halloween, Halloween Kills) directing the pilot and “several more initial episodes,” and Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus, Godzilla: King of the Monsters) writing alongside Mark Verheiden (“Battlestar Galactica”). Clive Barker will executive produce.